October 2013 what looks good/bad in your garden?
Can you believe this lovely weather all of the sudden? Welcome back, gorgeous weather, hah! My garden is definitely enjoying it as much as I am. What about yours?
What's looking good/bad/awful in your garden?
All of the veggie talk we've all been having on the forum this year has given me the bug again so I made my one round raised bed (with a Parfianca pomegranate in the center) veggies for this season. It's got some nice blooming zucchini, young tomatoes, basil, and lots of fruiting hot peppers and lettuce in it. I'm excited, and believe me, other than fruit I'm an ornamental guy, so it's fun.
Other things that look nice are the Matucana madisoniorum cacti, which continue to bloom over and over and over as they have since mid-spring. Just amazing cute little plants (most of mine are from seed or swaps, but some are purchased (AZ Cactus Sales in Chandler almost always has some for sale)):
Stapelias all over the garden are in bloom, including several of my hand-pollinated hybrids finally starting to bloom after a few years as seedlings:
Here's a Stapelia gigantea blooming away in a hanging basket:
And the dorstenia plants, funky cute little succulents, are blooming away too. I know some folks consider them weeds, but mine almost never self sow (though the plants thrive) so I have the opposite problem--I WANT more self sown seedlings, LOL.
What about you and your garden? We want to see and hear! Happy gardening! Grant