Carol's been hosting GBBD for ages over at May Dreams Garden, and now I'm a monthly participant after years of observing. I have to admit I've rather been ignoring the garden other than to pop out and harvest veggies. But it trucks on without me, even if it's not too pretty. I dashed out in the pouring rain today to take a few photos. Not exactly how I imagined this would look when I planted the seeds for the chard and nasturtiums:
Yes those are the still unplanted annuals, yes it is mid-August. But our last frost should be sometime in October, so maybe not all is lost:
The plants in containers look pretty good even if I haven't been diligently keeping the coleus from flowering and I really have no idea what is ailing that heuchera:
So why are the nasturtiums in the hanging baskets not trailing? At least they're blooming:
The self-sown basils in the raised veggie bed have kind of taken over and are flowering madly. But the nasturtiums haven't fared well, though I don't know why. The kale bounced back after an earlier infestation of cabbage worms. And the cucumbers in back are full of flowers and have yielded about 5 cukes so far, which is far better than last year's crop already:
Okay, maybe taking photos in the pouring rain wasn't the best idea. The dahlias looked great yesterday:
Looks like there will be a few more zucchini coming our way:
And one of the bright spots...the zinnias are finally blooming!
Are you being kinder to your garden than I am to mine? What's blooming in your garden?