we made it through Irene!

Although there was a sheet of water moving over the whole field, everything seems to be fine with the exception of a few toppled sunflowers.  I was very happy that the swan balls stayed upright as I know you are all anticipating them, and, I have a beautiful crop of ornamental peppers (that I am very proud of) that are so top heavy I was worried they would all crash, but, they held on.  You’ll see them in a few weeks.  We didn’t even lose power, which happens around here if a chipmunk sneezes.  So, despite 7″ of rain, all is well here on the farm.

picking 8/29/11

butterfly asclepia,gold and orange … scented geranium, 3 kinds … lisianthus, we’re between crops right now but there is some limited availability … green kale … agastache … limelight millet … clematis piroutte … vining clematis … lavender … pink or blue mophead hydrangea … delphiniums… dusty miller … dahlias … ageratum … tweedia … zinnias, all colors … green lacecap hydrangeas and green annabelles …limelight hydrangeas, big and beautiful … blue salvia, limited … tansy … green, bronze and red amaranth. also, hanging green and red, limited … sunflowers, finally! … basil – lemon, cinnamon, a new dark leafed variety and thai … celosia (cockscomb) hot pink, apricot, purple, green and orange … new Bonita asters, blue, rose and white … sedum, red and green … gunni euc and silverdollar euc.

picking 8/22/11

butterfly asclepia,gold and orange … mountain mint … scented geranium, 3 kinds … lisianthus, we’re between crops right now but there is some limited availability … green kale … agastache … limelight millet … clematis piroutte … vining clematis … lavender … pink or blue mophead hydrangea … delphiniums… dusty miller … dahlias … ageratum … tweedia … zinnias, all colors … green lacecap hydrangeas and green annabelles …limelight hydrangeas, big and beautiful … blue salvia, limited … tansy … green, bronze and smaller red amaranth … sunflowers, finally! … basil – lemon, cinnamon, a new dark leafed variety and thai … celosia (cockscomb) hot pink, apricot and orange … new Bonita asters, blue, rose and white

picking 8/8/11

butterfly asclepia,gold and orange … mountain mint … scented geranium, 3 kinds … lisianthus, white, yellow, purple, pink and a new dark pink … green kale …phlox, lavender  … agastache … limelight millet … clematis piroutte … vining clematis … lavender … pink or blue mophead hydrangea … delphiniums… dusty miller … dahlias … lilies, ask Marilyn about varieties … ageratum … tweedia … zinnias, all colors … green lacecap hydrangeas and green annabelles …limelight hydrangeas, big and beautiful … blue salvia, limited … tansy … green, bronze and smaller red amaranth … sunflowers, finally! … basil – lemon, cinnamon, a new dark leafed variety and thai … some celosia (cockscomb) green, pink, hot pink, apricot and orange.

picking 8/1/11

butterfly asclepia,gold and orange … mountain mint … scented geranium, 3 kinds … lisianthus, white, yellow, purple, pink and a new dark pink … green kale … phlox, white, pink, lavender just starting … agastache … red foxtail millet … limelight millet … black/blue scabiosa… clematis piroutte … vining clematis … chamomile … roses, new varieties from German breeder, Kordes … lavender … pink or blue mophead hydrangea … delphiniums … nishiki willow … dusty miller … dianthus (gypsy) … dahlias … lilies, ask Marilyn about varieties … foxglove … lavender physostegia (obedient plant) … crocosmia … ageratum … tweedia … zinnias, all colors, limited … green lacecap hydrangeas and green annabelles … blue salvia … tansy … green amaranth.