Tuesday, September 15, 2009

GBBD - September in the Vegetable Garden

I haven't participated in Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in ages, either I totally forget about it or the dry summer has made for slim pickings of blossoms. But early yesterday morning we had a rare sprinkle of September rain that made everything fresh looking so I was taking photos of flowers as well as vegetables. So, here's some flowers from the vegetable garden.

Cilantro (Coriander)

Magdalena Big Cheese Squash

Sweet Alyssum and Squash Blossom with Two Types of Squash Foliage

Red Florence Fennel


To see what is blooming in other bloggers' gardens this September visit May Dreams Gardens


  1. I have never seen a caper flower before! Very spectacular!
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  2. Gorgeous photos! It's hard to pick which one is my favorite. Here in Maine, the squash season is winding down. How long will you get blooms and squash in California?

  3. These flowers all look so delicate!

  4. The caper flowers are pretty. Do you grow it in a pot, or in the ground? I bought one recently in a 4" pot. Not sure what to do with it.

    I have cilantro flowers too; forgot to mention it.

  5. Looking good! Love the fennel photo, looks so delicate.

    Happy bloom day!

  6. Hi Rosey, It took me a while but I finally got over to your blog, very nice!

    Chris, Thanks! I'm pushing the limits of the winter squash season here, they should keep blooming for at least another month if I can keep the powdery mildew under control. The big question is can I get some winter squash to mature at this late date. Summer squash should continue to produce for a few more weeks or a month.

    Hi Darla, they are dainty things.

    Chuck, I have capers both in the ground and in pots - lots of pots. I've started lots of plants from seed. They do well in large pots if you keep them well fed and watered during the growing season. So far, I've had more success in pots than in the ground. I'm finding that in ground plants are happier on a berm or in a raised bed, my best plants are planted on top of a block retaining wall facing full south.

    TM - happy bloom day to you too! I think that's my favorite photo of the bunch.

  7. Those caper flowers are gorgeous!

  8. Dang I totally forgot it was GBBD. Hmm I wonder if I have time right now to go out and take photos. I'm glad to see Magdalena blooming for you.

  9. Thanks for showing that vegetables can have nice flowers too! The caper is definitely the star.

  10. Very pretty! I love the peeking Alyssum.

  11. I like your combination of herb and vegetable flowers. The cilantro is so delicate and beautiful.

  12. Lovely - reminds me of the particular pleasure of vegetable gardening. Maybe one day...

  13. Jan, do you see capers growing where you live?

    Daphne, the Magdalena is blooming and growing like crazy right now, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll get some squash to mature. I do have some seeds reserved for next year, just in case.

    Chaiselongue, we do tend to focus on the utilitarian aspects of the vegetable garden. There's beauty there if you look.

    Stefani, alyssum is a favorite of mine. So easy to grow, the good bugs love it, and the dainty little flowers are pretty.

    Mary Delle, Cilantro blossoms are another favorite of mine. I wish I had a lense to get an even closer shot...

  14. Oh my gosh! I got distracted by your side bar... you're growing capers? I love capers!


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