Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day June 2010


Day Lily. Unless it's growing in a ditch. Then it's Ditch Lily.

Arugula Blossoms. This is why those spicy leaves store nutrients. Then they quadruple in size, an explosion of splindley stems & blooms, and go to seed.

Red Potato blossoms. Dainty flowers for an earthy tuber. This year skunks kept the potato beetle population under control, nose funneling the grubs out of the ground.


About Carly Jean

Second year homesteader.
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6 Responses to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day June 2010

  1. Sylvana says:

    That arugula would look perfect paired with that clematis.

    • Carly Jean says:

      Lovely idea! I intended to harvest the arugula, but it bolted in the hot sun. The Clematis would provide some needed shade. Perhaps a late planting in the Clematis bed will be in order. Arugula greens first, then Rocket flowers. Thanks!

  2. Melody says:

    Vegetables have some of the prettiest flowers but we don’t always notice them.

    • Carly Jean says:

      The flowers were a surprise to me, especially the potatoes. I’ve heard of fried squash flowers, but have no clue how that would work. But, after last years bumper crop of summer squash, getting rid of the flowers by any means sounds good to me! Thanks for posting.

  3. Debbie says:

    Carly Jean,

    Happy Bloom Day! It looks like many of us have daylily’s to share this month…you’re the 2nd person to call them ditch lilies – a phrase I had never heard until today.

  4. Carly Jean says:

    Will post more pictures soon!
    Every month I’ll showcase what’s in bloom at Hoot Owl Farm.

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