Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Random Wonderings

"Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always
beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may
alight upon you."

-- Nathaniel Hawthorne
 First hibiscus bloom.

 What makes this hydrangea multi-colored?

 Who planted this sunflower in the front flower bed?
 A volunteer, but what is it?  Here's the fruit.
 Here are the leaves.  Any suggestions?
 When will these tomatoes ripen?

 Thank you Betsy for Tennesse for sending these sempervivum (hens & chicks).


Jenny said...

That looks like a melon to me :) and your tomatoes are no longer deep green so they should be ripening very soon.

Patricia said...

Everything looks so lush and healthy! Good for you!

Marcia said...

Jenny - thanks for responding. A melon? I hadn't thought of that but it doesn't resemble any melon that I know I have eaten. The seeds came from my compost for sure. And I hope you're right about the tomatoes.

Emily said...

The light color of it makes me think that the Patty Pan Squash (in the bottom right here) crossed with my pie pumpkin that I brought for Thanksgiving. Who knows!

Stoney Acres said...

Looking very good!! I love sun flowers and I always let a few volunteers come up in my yard every year!!

Jean said...

Wonderful looking flowers and veggies Marcia!
I know that you know that the ph in the soil determines the color of Hydrangeas...so it is odd that you have a white bloom. This is puzzling.

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