Six on Saturday 7-1-17

Here are 6 things that made me smile today:  We got 3 1/2″ rain in 20 minutes last night.  Happily, I’d harvested the shallots before it stormed, so this morning was a beautiful, relaxing time braiding! Shallot braids 7-1-17 compressed   They are now hanging in the Lady Cottage in the potager to cure.  This coneflower makes me smile because it is a random seedling that I moved from the farm, and it’s my favorite color, a pale peachy-apricot. Coneflower pale apricot seedling compressed  Snapdragons from seed can be delightful, because there are always a few surprises in color and blends:  (These are Liberty Bronze by name.)

Bronze snaps 7-1-17 compressed  The same can be said of growing rudbeckia from seed, and then allowing them to reseed.  Some amazingly beautiful and varied results can be found:  Rudbeckia Chim 7-1-17 compressed  These were originally Chim-Chimnee, which I adore!

These lilies are actually taller than I am, which is saying something!  And the fragrance!

Lilies Tall Front garden compressed And finally (since I’m limited to six!)  These Minnesota Midget melons make me smile because they are already baseball sized and full of promise for sweetness to come!

Melon Minn Midget 6-30-17 compressed  Thanks to cavershamjj The Propagator, for hosting this meme!


About carolee

A former professional herb and lavender grower, now just growing for joy in my new potager. When I'm not in the garden, I'm in the kitchen, writing, or traveling to great gardens.
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18 Responses to Six on Saturday 7-1-17

  1. Jan says:

    Your pictures show off your lovely coneflowers, snapdragons, rudbeckia, lilies, and midget melons. I’ve never seen shallots braided. Thanks for sharing. jan


  2. bcparkison says:

    Just get better end better.


  3. cavershamjj says:

    Howdy, how lovely to have a Six from the US. Super impressed by your shallots, thats quite a haul! I am growing some rudbeckia and helenium from seed this year, all 2nd generation, i am hopong for some good colours too. See you again next week? If you do, stick a comment in my post with the link then everyone can click through. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


  4. Emma@ Misfit Gardening says:

    Ooh those shallots look so wonderful! The flowers look lovely as always in your garden!


  5. kabirsawal says:

    The snapdragons look so cool! I think I’ll try growing them.


    • carolee says:

      They are so easy…just start them early. I usually seed two batches, about a month apart, so when the first batch takes a bloom break, the second batch is coming on strong.


  6. danzak44 says:

    I love your flowers and I’m very jealous!


  7. I love the way that you’ve braided the shallots. I remember my Gran sitting outside doing that. Your echinacea is a cery pretty colour.


  8. I’ve never tried growing shallots. I have done garlic though. I may have to try some. They look great all braided. And your flowers are awesome!


  9. The Wife says:

    Lovely pictures of your flowers!


  10. What gorgeous Shallots!!


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