As predicted, Hurricane Sandy is slowly turning into the New Jersey coast and we have already experienced 40 mph wind gusts, almost 2 inches of rain, and a short power outage. We’ve also found a leaky spot in our roof by the chimney… eek! Other than that everything is fine so I thought I’d share something completely unrelated to the storm: photos from my garden in August!
This pink zinnia plant was at its peak in early August but, believe it or not, it STILL has a few blooms on it today! We’ll see how they look after the storm…
These Gladioli bloomed in August and did a nice job of covering up the big propane tank that powers a little stove in our living room. That stove might come in handy if the power goes out tonight!
Vine-ripening tomatoes in early August… yum!
These “Dinnerplate” Dahlias bloomed outside of our front door for most of the summer.
I picked all of these vegetables during my lunch break one day in August. Pretty good harvest, right?
And, last but not least, an isolated Orange Cosmo. You might recognize this plant from my August post “The Bee’s Knees.” I’m definitely planting more of these flowers next year!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and good luck to everyone in the storm’s path!
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Keep on staying safe!
Thanks, you too!
OOh Annie! Your going to have to help me this spring grow some veggies!! I’m so glad the storm is over!
I would love to help you grow some veggies next spring! It’s so fun to have a garden and it’s really not that hard — just a lot of trial and error. 🙂 I’m glad the storm is over, too. Did your new house hold up OK?