It has been tomato harvesting time and even though we have had very little rain, I have managed to get a few nice tomatoes. The first photo is of Romas and these are two of the biggest I got. Now I think the plant is almost spent, because it is fast turning brown!
We finally had a good rain, but it was through a dangerous storm that did some local damage and scared me terribly!
One of my three skylights in the studio was blown out and I am having a new one put in. There was no damage inside the studio, though.
These tomatoes are Better Boys and are quite nice. I still have one good looking tomato plant left, so I hope to have more---there are several green ones on it.
I purchased the cantaloupe at the local market and it is a home grown one from Florida, and really delicious. Even though it has been drought conditions, farmers irrigate their crops and Florida produces lots of veggies and melons and citrus for the rest of the USA.
Now for hot weather blooms that are doing nicely in the garden at Ten Gables. The Plumbago loves drained, sandy soil and hot weather and makes a lovely bush.
Still have some pinks and some pink and yellow purslane, which I call moss roses (below). They grow anywhere, re-seed and are supposed to be annuals, but they spring up here and there the next year after you plant them. They love the heat, though. The blooms fold up at night and open during the hot morning!