Monday, September 1, 2014

The Late Summer Garden

These days the garden is a bit of a jungle, with sorghum, Hibiscus acetosella, and a massive 'Hopi Dyeseed' sunflower apparently striving for ever greater heights, masses of cosmos and marigolds, tomato vines and shrubby eggplants, and the fragrance of tuberoses and Nicotiana sylvestris floating on the air at night.

In the evening garden

 A very tall and very floriferous 'Hopi Dyeseed' sunflower

African marigold (Tagetes erecta) as a bit of a messy, sprawling shrub, which I much prefer over the stunted, chubby blobs formed by all the varieties commercially dominant in this part of the world today

 Nicotiana sylvestris

 Sorghum bicolor and Hibiscus acetosella behind it growing taller and taller

A third variety of rice - 'Hmong Sticky' - is also finally beginning to head. It would be awesome if the grains managed to ripen in the two months or so that they have left before it gets really cold. However, considering how slowly this variety has grown in comparison with 'Duborskian' or even 'M-101' that just might not be enough time.

1 comment:

  1. That's a lovely looking 'jungle' you have there :)

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