Monday, August 2, 2010

AUGUST DAYS

The month of August has arrived and with it warm days and cool nights. This is the weather we here at Dog Trot Farm have been longing for. The corn is growing.... Indian corn that is. Full sunshine is at a premium here at Dog Trot so I need to be creative in my planting. Okay, I can hear ya laughing at me.

Bottle gourds are climbing....
and lookie here.... I am so excited for I have successfully grown Cinderella pumpkins! My all time favorite. (These are the beauties that are soooooo expensive to purchase. Now I need to be honest and confess my vegetable garden is nothing but a big "bust." Lots and lots of peas, lettuce, beans, but not much else. Again, a lack of full sunshine. Now Ali and Dan proprietor's of the blog Henbogle grow the most amazing prolific vegetable gardens I have ever seen. They grow lots of wonderful things with exotic names. Ali also whips up some of the most mouth watering recipes, check Henbogle out you won't be sorry!
My perennial garden has now reached it's peak performance.
and did I mention I have Cinderella pumpkins!

19 comments:

Rural Rambler said...

What a lovely garden stroll. Those little flower faces will be happier with those cooler nights. Our vegetable garden pooped out this year too, don't know what happened. It has been the weirdest summer. So did ya say you had some Cinderella punkins?!!

Ali said...

I'm blushing! Thanks for the praise, you are too kind! Your flowers are stunning. I love the hollyhocks against the red clapboard, and those shaggy daisies are adorable.
Now, if only my flower gardens looked half as good as yours... sigh. Everything needs dividing and deadheading and watering. I need a staff

Ali said...

BTW, I love your pumpkins, I would like to grow them some year.

rockriverstitches said...

Oh I love your cinderella pumpkins!!! And all your flowers are just beautiful!! Love those hollyhocks! Never have grown them before.

Tammy

Pondside said...

What gorgeous pumpkins - I'd never heard of them.
Our garden isn't doing as well as we'd like. It could be that we didn't have a warm day until the first week of July - some things rotted in the ground.
Next year.........

A New England Life said...

Your garden flowers are beautiful! How I wish I had the time, and money, to get ours that nice. I'm working on it though! You give me inspiration : )

Kim said...

Soooo pretty.......soooo jealous! LOL
I hope LuLu is feeling better with the cooler weather.
Kim

Leigh said...

Beautiful Garden and gorgeous photos!

Ginny said...

Flowers are beautiful and the pumpkins look great, enjoy your day.

The Chicken Keepers said...

Great garden! My favorite pumpkins are the big max kind. They grow huge! Like 300+ pounds! CRAZY! lol :) :)

Blessings,
The Chicken Keepers
thechickenkeepers.blogspot.com

Rural Revival said...

What beautiful flowers, thanks for the tour! Oh, and those pumpkins...adorable! : )

Doreen said...

Everything is so beautiful....your Cinderella pumpkins look wonderful...how exciting!

Enjoy this beautiful month!

Doreen

Jenny said...

What a fabulous selection of flowers Julie and er....of course cinderella pumpkins (are they special?) (-: I'm the soul of ignorance when it comes to pumpkin matters!

Genny said...

I could get lost in your garden, it's so beautiful. I can't wait to have a garden again when I retire. I've never heard of Cinderella pumpkins. It's very pretty. I'm going to have go and google it now to find out more about it.

Eve said...

OH I'm GREEN with envy!!! Love the new lantern Julie!!! Is that a rusty colored sunflower??? I must have it! My rose campion are being cut back...the arent this pretty anymore. I wish I was there with you!!!

Finegan Antiques said...

Your flower garden is magical. I bet you even have little fairies living among the petals. I wonder since you have cinderella pumpkins do you also have white mice that turn into carriage men?

Donna

Farm Girl said...

Everything is just so beautiful, you are such a good gardener and your Cinderella pumpkins are awesome. They are my favorite too but I didn't get any seeds this year.
I noticed last night one of my hens did the same thing your Lu-Lu did, I won't go into detail because it was icky,but it must be the heat, because mine have calcium in a special feeder. My hens egg shells all seem real thin too.
Thanks for sharing!

Jacque. said...

I love your photos of your flowers! Absolutely gorgeous!

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

VERY nice garden you have there!