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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Once more around the garden, and then I'm gone...

The garden is looking good and I'll share a few shots with you.
 First of all I must show you the sweetest little gems in the greenhouse...
 They're called 'Fairy Watermelons'...
here's one just beginning to grow...
They're actually a gherkin and taste like a crisp little cucumber...
 Now here's the reason for the Fairy reference...
That's about as big as they get!!
How cute is that?!
As for my spaghetti squash, I'm not sure why it has the funny groove in it...
 ...and the poppies are as lovely as ever...
 ...even their fuzzy flower heads and seed pods are lovely to look at...
 Another tiny beauty is this pot of 'Corsican mint'.
Just run your hand across it and you'll breathe in the fresh scent of summer...
 I picked up this plant on a sale rack but can't remember the name...
 Pretty little plumes of pink and grey...
 On the way out to the garden, I encountered this visitor munching under the apple tree...
 This eryingium is called 'Miss Wilmotts ghost' and
glows silvery white especially at night when the moon is full...
 In a week I'm off to Toronto for our daughters wedding and will be gone on
the road until mid September so I'm taking a bit of a holiday from
blogging...a 'blogiday' you might say.
I may be posting from time to time but no guarantee's...
Hope you all enjoy the rest of this most wonderful summer!
Be blessed and hug the ones you love.
Ciao for now!

 

7 comments:

Mairéad said...

I love seeing pictures from your garden - it's so lovely. Hope you have a great time at the wedding- such a special occasion. Enjoy your travels.

Melody said...

I LOOOVE the fairy watermelon!! Great flowery photos;the mystery plant is quite delightful what ever it may be! :)))
Have a wonderful journey, and enjoy your Blogiday! (Or Blogcation?) :))))

Nancy Kay said...

What beautiful flowers and fairy watermelons in your garden!!! If I were a deer, I'd want to visit too. The pictures you posted are fantastic! Enjoy your blogiday...and the joy of a wedding.

Mary said...

Your garden is magical, and the tiny watermelons are adorable! Lovely photos, Kerry as always. Hugs to you also, and enjoy your holiday!

farmlady said...

What a charming walk through your garden, Kerry. I love the "fairy" watermelon plant. That's a new one for me. It's just so cute.
Enjoy your trip. Have a wonderful time at your daughter's wedding. What fun!! Can't wait to see some photos of the celebration.

the wild magnolia said...

thank you for gifting us with natural beauty and nature before leaving.

have way to much fun at the wedding of your daughter.

Cobalt Violet said...

Gorgeous gorgeous garden photos! Can't get over the fairy watermelons!
Hope the wedding is/was amazing and beautiful and filled with joy!
big hugs!!!