This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Monday, July 13, 2009

eggplant blossoms

eggplant flower

Another sign that summer is finally approaching: my eggplants have started to bloom. They're a bit mud spattered, but seem to be enjoying the sunny blue sky today.

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Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

Hi Kathy, my sister and I have been getting very excited about our Aubergine plants too! It is the first time we have tried them, so far in the seed/plant process, so good. The leaves have a wonderful texture and the fruit flowers seem to appear in a blink. We are crossing our fingers that we get some to eat and share.
Marian(LondonUK)

July 13, 2009 4:15 PM

 
Anonymous Adriana said...

To live on different coasts. I have a glut of eggplants. Wish I could swap you some for potatoes! =D

July 13, 2009 4:23 PM

 
Blogger GartenGrl at Cool Garden Things said...

Wow...is it already that time of year...mmmm, fava beans...yummy!

July 13, 2009 7:38 PM

 
Blogger Siren said...

learning so much, these veggie flowers (tomatoes, eggplants, zucchini, peas) are just as beautiful if not more than regular flowering plants

i never knew what the eggplant flower looked like.

July 13, 2009 10:33 PM

 
Blogger pjkobulnicky said...

What a difference a year makes. Last year we had eggplant out the wazoo. This year we have had wonderful weather for people (sunny but cool and dry) but lousy for eggplant (and okra, and other plants that love hot and muggy). But I do have terrific fennel bulbs. The weather give'th and the take'th away.

July 14, 2009 10:02 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Dad thinks eggplant flowers are the most beautiful flowers on Earth.

I have on eggplant growing, but all of my other flowrs just fall off and die. Im not sure why...

July 15, 2009 7:49 AM

 

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