Still Blooming in November
This post is made with my Pittsburgh friend Tookie in mind, as she grows beautiful geraniums.
￼Here’s a link to the blog post about her magical geraniums
What is still blooming in Samobor, Croatia?
Last Year it was Knuckleheads
A year ago, I saw Knucklehead pumpkins for the first time when I was with friends at the Idylwilde Market in Acton Massachusetts. (Click link to see post)
Fall 2022: I spotted this display at the Bryant Street Market. An image search found American Turks Turban Squash Gourd (Cucurbita Maxima) and you can get ten seeds @$17 to grow your own.
Says they are edible and here’s a recipe link for Turban Squash soup
“ Turban squash encompasses a group of winter squashes known for their turban-like cap or acorn on the blossom end, and these squashes are predominately used as an ornamental to showcase its bright colors, patterns, and unusual shape. There are many varieties of Turban squash inclu Turk’s Turban, French Turban, Mexican hat, Turk’s Cap, American Turban, and Marina di Chioggia.” From the Specialty Produce website
So this happened after I posted the lone tomato pic
A knitting friend saw my lone cherry tomato harvest post with the accompanying nickel photo . She’d had an abundant harvest. There was a box of raspberries too but I ate them before I thought to take a pic.
Here’s what she brought me and I threw them into olive oil and garlic (thanks David) and turned them into a fresh tomato sauce.
The Rose of Sharon is Now Unfurled *
Thanks to a comment by Yvette of Priorhouse blog I looked up Rose of Sharon in Grapes of Wrath click to read of the symbolism of her name and character. It’s been a long time since I read it.
I’d mentioned the Bible reference before from the Song of Solomon
*I’d posted a Rose of Sharon blossom recently and declared it unfurled but it was truly furled and had only become unfurled now . “transitive verb. : to release from a furled state. intransitive verb. : to open out from or as if from a furled state : unfold.”
I was incorrect although I haven’t edited the post. Yet.
Rose of Sharon, Unfurled
“One plant commonly called “rose of Sharon” in the US is Hibiscus syriacus…….”
It’s not really a rose at all
There are Biblical Origins but scholars can’t agree
One Hardy Hibiscus
There’s a new plant, a Hardy Hibiscus, in my front garden and it blossomed. A single bloom. Very exciting to see the vibrant pink unfold.
Then I walked up to the park and saw what’s in the second photo!
Maybe next year.
Still Life of a Friend’s Harvest
Today I got a special delivery of tomatoes, cucumber and basil from a friend’s garden. She delivered the produce to my front porch.
Steve and I enjoyed the tomatoes at supper.