I can't believe we will be saying "good-bye" to Summer.
Autumn begins September 22nd but Summer for the past week and this week is giving us here Southern California a blast of heat, triple digits.
Container "Rose Gilardi" roses.
Container variegated germanium
Pope John Paul II - Hybrid Tea rose bush
Princess de Monaco - Hybrid tea rose tree
First time bloomer in my yard, "Meidiland"
A beautiful rose bush. She will have a new home next year.
She needs to be in a larger area where she can preform better.
The bush produces long branches (photo below) with beautiful clusters of roses, as you can see in the top photo.
The chilies look hot but they are not. The taste like sweet bell peppers.
Too much watering we were told by other gardeners
The summer squash is a "cocozelle". I try not to let them get to large. This is the largest you want them go grow. The larger they grow the tougher the skin and not as tasty. About 3" they are at their best.
The cosmos brights are almost at their end but they are producing plenty of food for the yellow finches that visit my garden.
Autumn Splendor roses
Tuscan Sun roses
Sunset Celebration roses
Pink Confection JAcute mini rose bush
Doing very well
I just love the tiny buds.
and it produces beautiful clusters also
I have one in the ground and one in a container
Ronald Reagan Rose - Hybrid tea
My favorite in the rose area, Yves Piaget - Hybrid tea
I have mentioned that I am planning on a "cut flower" garden for next year.
But, when I walk into my kitchen and I see this bouquet of roses I realize how much I love roses and would love to grow more.
I have received my new seed catalogues and made my list of flowers for next year.
Maybe a couple more roses and a tiny cut flower garden?
We will see.
I was happy with my summer garden and I can't wait for next year.
Thank you for stopping by.
Wishing you a wonderful day!