Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2010’

Crocosmia And Hammock Chair

Crocosmia: Beautiful Inside or Out

Right now my garden is alight with the fiery glow of crocosmia–the smaller orange  ‘Emberglow’ and the taller red ‘Lucifer’.  I’ve planted the of the corms in clumps around the back patio, bordering the back of the front potager, and interspersed wherever I find a space that needs some cheering up.  Crocosmia also puts on quite a show when it’s …

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Tomato Basil On Olive Bread

Harvest Monday: The First Tomatoes

This week the first slicer tomatoes ripened suddenly.  I grow these Siletz organic seeds because they are dependably early on the coast and will withstand cooler temperatures so they can be set out in April.  They are nice tidy shrubs with about 8-12 large tomatoes each ripening right now, and hopefully a long and productive season ahead.  I have 3 …

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Steamed Artichoke with Caper Mayo Dip

How could I have so quickly forgotten in my Harvest Monday post this week about my Green Globe artichoke?!  Sorry old friend, you deserve much better. And “old friend” is certainly the appropriate term for this guy. I started 6 plants from seed in January 2009 and this year just one of the 2 remaining plants finally gave me an artichoke. …

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Highland Cow

Wordless Wednesday: Highland Cow from White Oaks Farm


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Blueberries And Lemon Poundcake

A Berry Good Harvest Monday

This July I have been harvesting all sorts of things.  I wish I had the time to post weekly like so many of the others that list at Daphne’s Dandelions but at least I’m getting something posted!  In the beginning of July I pulled up my garlic from the community garden plot and it looked great despite the rust.  I think there …

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White Goldenrod Crab Spider On Drumstick Allium Large

Garden Visitor: Goldenrod Crab Spider in White

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