Sunday, September 6, 2009

colorful annuals in the veggie garden

bluebell (Eustoma russellianum)

Most of my veggie seedlings are beginning to emerge, so I'll transplant them to their real raised-bed homes later this week. Meanwhile, I bought a few annuals (and put them in pots) to add some color to the veggie garden. We got almost two inches of rain Friday evening, the most we've had since early June, so everything is looking more peppy for now!

yellow shrimp plant (Pachystachys lutea)

ornamental pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Black Pearl')


Anonymous said...

Hi Iris - it's me, Annie at the Transplantable Rose, just trying to be happy for your 2 inches of rain (less than 1/10 inch here)- bet it makes a big difference over the next couple of days. Good luck with the vegetables!

Iris said...

Hi Annie!

We got less than 1/10 inch here those past two little rainstorms in which others got 2 inches, so I'm grateful we got our turn Friday.

Some of my veggie seeds have already sprouted, so I've got my work cut out for me this week!

TexasDeb said...

Wow 2 inches! We only got a smattering, but at least it wet things down a bit. Better than nothing. Your color plants are gorgeous, Iris.

Hmmm- you going to take names for a Fall mini-CSA? I'd throw in to get you to grow vegetables FOR me maybe... : ) Enjoy the cool(er) weather and I'll look forward to more photos as your hard work pays off later.

Iris said...

Hi Deb!

I couldn't resist those annuals--thanks! I'll let you know about the possibility of a mini-CSA in a month or so. I still need to get my tiny first seedlings in the beds!

Nell Jean said...

I had Black Pearl peppers one year, one of my fav ornamentals ever.

I hope you get ample rain soon. We had two years of drought. This year I feel really lazy not to be dragging hoses all the time.

Iris said...

Thanks, Nell Jean. I'm just crazy about the Black Pearl ornamental pepper!