Nyack Backyard

How sad that I’ve spent 15 years here in Rockland County neglecting to fully explore Harriman State Park. I hope I made up for it a little bit by spending last week at Sebago Cabins.
Highlights of the trip, in pictures:
Hikes to Island Pond, Perkins Tower and the Skannatati Loop, kayaking on Lake Sebago (included wild blueberry picking), Bear Mountain Trailside Museum & Zoo, side trip to Museum Village in Monroe. The milkweed is there just because I love to look at milkweed.

jillraggett:

Plant of the Day
Saturday 19 July 2014

Light is a very valuable performer in the garden and does so much to provide a constant sense of change, drama and atmosphere. Grasses are particularly good when backlit by low sunlight and here Stipa gigantea plumes glow with Echinacea Sussex Prairie Seedling in the foreground. This form of Echinacea has been selected to survive the winter and self seeds in Sussex with white, pink, purple and the occasional orange flowers.

Jill Raggett

jillraggett:

Plant of the Day
Saturday 19 July 2014

Light is a very valuable performer in the garden and does so much to provide a constant sense of change, drama and atmosphere. Grasses are particularly good when backlit by low sunlight and here Stipa gigantea plumes glow with Echinacea Sussex Prairie Seedling in the foreground. This form of Echinacea has been selected to survive the winter and self seeds in Sussex with white, pink, purple and the occasional orange flowers.

Jill Raggett

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Radish, fennel, coreopsis, clover

Radish, fennel, coreopsis, clover

Malabar (climbing) spinach

Malabar (climbing) spinach

My harvest 7/18/14: carrots, broccoli, kale, okra, squash, garlic, marigolds and zinnias

My harvest 7/18/14: carrots, broccoli, kale, okra, squash, garlic, marigolds and zinnias

Got my first “jing orange” okra pods today! The color - wow. The flowers are interesting too. A buttery cream color. The one shown here is in full bloom.

desixlb:

the summer squash lineup.
we let the lebanese summer squash be and he got to 60 oz exactly - that’s almost four pounds!
sorry for so many posts y’all.  it’s summer and both boe and foe are exploding.  and i can’t stop my mind being blown.
© desixlb 2014

desixlb:

the summer squash lineup.

we let the lebanese summer squash be and he got to 60 oz exactly - that’s almost four pounds!

sorry for so many posts y’all.  it’s summer and both boe and foe are exploding.  and i can’t stop my mind being blown.

© desixlb 2014