July’s Garden Outlook

Summer in our Florida garden is full of humidity, heat, bugs & thunderstorms.  Our sunflowers have completed their growing cycles, but they were still beautiful on their way to seed.

   

There is still an abundance of eggplant in the garden. I’ve been chatting on our facebook page about how to cook them & my followers have given me some awesome recipe suggestions!

Our tomatoes, green peppers, okra & squash have all either been defeated by disease & bugs or have completed their growing cycles.   However, the parsley, sage, oregano & comfy herbs are doing quite well. Here is some potted Italian parsley that has been delicious to cook with this summer.

Pineapple mint is also on its way out.  The blooms are beautiful though. I will need to dry some for my winter teas soon. 

Afternoon thunderstorms are frequent now. My avocado plants are loving this tropical weather pattern!

Can’t have too many thunderstorms without seeing a rainbow!

The swamp lilies are next in line to bloom in the backyard. I love their white blooms in the summertime!

Happy Gardening!

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2 thoughts on “July’s Garden Outlook

  1. Beautiful sunflowers! Love your shot of the rainbow. They are a true joy to see after a rainshower. And, speaking of rainshowers….hurray!

  2. This summer the company I work for is hosting a photo contest via our Facebook page. It’s free to enter and the prize is really cool, so I wanted to invite you to participate!

    The guidelines for this month’s contest are to simply take a photo and send it as a direct message to us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/FLOrganicGrowers , where it will be uploaded into our “June Summer Snapshot Contest” album. The photo with the most likes wins!

    This month’s featured prize is brought to you by PopDecors. This Naples based company creates unique vinyl wall art decals that are super easy to apply and look like paint on your wall, but are just as easy to remove as they are to apply. The decal that will be awarded to this months contest winner is called “Sunshine in My Garden.” See it here: http://popdecors.com/goods/sunshine-in-my-garden-71-h-1480.html

    So send us your flowers or vegetables photos for a chance to win one of these awesome wall decals. For more information about Popdecors, you can visit their website, Facebook page, or Etsy store.

    Website: http://www.popdecors.com/
    Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/popdecors
    Etsy Store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/popdecors

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