Monday, August 31, 2009

Let The Watermelon Harvest Begin

I began harvesting watermelon yesterday. So far I estimate about 300 lbs has been picked along with 1 cantaloupe and 4 pumpkins.

One of the Crimson Sweet watermelons has been cut and it tastes sweet. It weighed about 26 lbs. Studying watermelon lemonade recipes and need to find the blender.

Good season this year!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Flowers in Paris, France

On a recent visit to Paris, France I came across these flowers in a park. I thought they were quite nice.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Pink Butterfly Bush

This might be some sort of Butterfly Bush flowers growing near Louisville, Kentucky.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Butterfly Bush Flower

This appears to be some sort of Butterfly Bush flower.

Growing outside of Louisville, Kentucky.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Small Black Eyed Susan Flowers

Here is a smaller variety of Black Eyed Susan flowers growing outside of Louisville, Kentucky.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Charleston Gray Watermelon

Here is a picture of the largest watermelon I have growing so far. I estimate it is at 30 pounds and 24 inches long. It is still growing so maybe it will reach 40 pounds. The garden also as some large Crimson Sweet melons. The southern garden is doing very well right now. The one to the north, the melons are stunted and three have rotted so far out of the 12 or so in the garden.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


The pumpkins have started to get ripe after a fungus (white powder splotches) on the leaves appeared and killed the plants. This is way too early for Halloween but I am happy that I got a least 4 pumpkins to mature to basketball size.

The Concord grapes were lost to deer. They seemed to have acquired a taste for ripe grapes and even took the grapes off the plant close to the garage.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Zinnia Flowers in Garden

Here are some pictures of Zinnia flowers growing not far from Louisville, Kentucky.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Lucifer Crocosmia Flower

The 'Lucifer' Crocosmia or Montbretia flower growing outside of Louisville, Kentucky.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Northern Sea Oats

Pictures of Northern Sea Oats growing outside of Louisville, Kentucky.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wild Strawberry

Here are some pictures of wild strawberries. It is neat in one picture you can see the head of small insect peering out behind the strawberry.

This pictures were taken in a garden not far from Louisville, Kentucky.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Winter Berry

This plant is called winter berry and some call it snow berry.

It is growing in a garden not far from Louisville, Kentucky.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Purple Blue Phlox

This color is pretty unique for the Phlox flowers that grow around Louisville, Kentucky. It is a Purple-Blue mixture.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Peppermint Twist Phlox Flowers

Here are some flowers called Phlox paniculata or Peppermint Twist Phlox.

Growing in a garden not far from Louisville, Kentucky.