July 27, 2012 - Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

And I am the beholder of these beauties!

Gorgeous Salmon Sunset Four O'Clock, seeds from Ed


Gorgeous ear of Honey Select corn from Granny's garden, one of two we had for dinner tonight. The first of the season, so sweet and delicious!


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  1. We're growing corn in a second season. Last year they were a bust. This year we're more hopeful. Your harvest really whets our appetite. I bet you enjoyed it very, very much!

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    1. Jody, it was just a bit too young, but delicious nonetheless!

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  2. Oh, that looks good! Mine is getting "close" , but still has a bit to go.

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    1. Sue, I had to really hunt for two ears that were mature enough to pick. Could have been a bit more so, but oh man it was good!

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  3. I was wondering how the four o'clocks were doing. Mine are in full flower now. Last years plants returned due to the mild winter. They are quite a sight this year. Your hollyhock seeds arrived yeaterday. Thanks!!! Can't wait to get them started.

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    1. Ed, I need to plant them in a location by themselves next year. My volunteers really take over the patio bed, and there's no way I could get rid of them short of pulling them all for a couple of years. I'd like to have more of the salmon ones, fewer red, yellow and white.

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  4. Whoohoo! Corn! And only two days later than me. My husband is already hoping I'll grow the same variety of corn next year. It has been so good. But it really didn't germinate well at all. I need something more reliable in colder soils.

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    1. Daphne, next year I'm definitely going to plant an earlier variety, but maybe this one for a later crop. It sure is good, but we should have had corn by the fourth of July!

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  5. That corn looks fantastic. And the flower is reliably salmon -- food for the body and soul.

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  6. Both photos are beautiful! That corn looks so good even to one who is not a big corn fan. You do have the green thumb!

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    1. Thanks, Nutmeg. I am a big, BIG corn fan :-D

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  7. Beautiful flowers and corn! Now, I'm hungry for some sweet corn!

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    1. Me too, Robin. You watch, I'll have this entire plot picked and eaten before the ears are fully mature!

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  8. The corn looks very cute, slim and long. Corns over here tend to be lot bigger for such length.

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    1. Bangchik, it's the variety that is slender and long. I was waiting for it to fatten up more, but it never did. Of course, I'm in too big of a hurry to pick and eat it!

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  9. Wow, what beautiful corn. Every year I experiment with something new. I have never grown corn. Perhaps the time has come.....

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    1. Agriburbia, I think I'll double the size of my corn bed next year. It has to be our very favorite vegetable.

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  10. Nice corn. I've never tried to grow it. When I have more land I'll put it on the list.

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    1. David, at one or two ears per square foot of land, it's not the most productive crop. But....it has to be one of the best tasting, so well worth the space!

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  11. Sweet corn is so beautiful and so tasty too! :D

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    1. Kitsap, so true. I picked six ears today, and we ate four of them for dinner!

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  12. Wow! Nice! Corn is something I've never put on my "radar" to try to grow or include in my future plans. I'm not sure how well it would grow down here but to get something like that for dinner, I just might have to plan a few "square feet" next Spring and see what happens. Yummy!

    Oh and the flower is beautiful too!!

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    1. 1st. Man, if you can grow a garden, you can grow corn, but you'd better plan on quite a few square feet for it! You only get 1 or 2 ears per plant, at one plant per square foot. I hadn't grown much of it due to the size of my garden, so with the new garden expansion corn and potatoes were the two things I wanted to add. I'm happy I did!

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  13. gorgeous! I can't seem to get my 4 o'clocks to do well, strange since I keep reading they do so well in the south LOL.. they must not like me!

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