Sunday, June 27, 2010

Friendship Rose

This climbing rose would struggle in my garden were it not for the place it grows. Planted between the garage and main house, it is shielded from the north winter winds. The noon day and afternoon sun beat down on it from the other direction. It's hot hot hot, like a micro climate where it grows. I feel like I cheated Maine weather with this one.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Jack in the Beanstalk sunflowers

Jack and the Beanstalk sunflowers are racing toward the sun and they'd best get a move on. I purchased these seeds from Pinetree Seeds Company located in Maine and have high hopes. Why...because I've underplanted pole beans around them. So grow, grow, grow.