One of my favorite programs is the Gardening Show on Mondays over the noon hour. The garden guru is Ed Lawrence, who was for years the head honcho at the governor generals residence in Ottawa. I like his style. He's a pretty laid guy and has a very folksie way about him.
Ed had some great advice for folks who are pulling their hair out over their unproductive gardens this summer. I learned that many plants have a LOT of foliage due to the lack of sun. They need all that green surface to produce chlorophyll. He is telling us not to give up hope on getting fruit from things like our squashes. Our little patty pans are producing but the hubbards haven't done a thing yet.
We get a tomato every day or two and the beans are starting to be a lot of work. I got the first batch into the freezer today. This is the first time we have ever tried to grow eggplant. Kind of cool isn't it?
We bought some cuc's to supplement the ones from the garden.
The wild mushrooms are showing up!
False sunflower. I have a love hate relationship with them.
The lilies, which I don't remember planting, are putting on a great show. There is another one that is even a darker pink than the one below. A third plant is about to pop. Two others don't have any buds. Maybe next year.
The white phlox is going to get moved at the end of the summer. They bloomed for the first time EVER this year, but just aren't as nice as they would be with more sun.