At 7am this morning, I took a peek at my zucchini plant with two flowers open.
I believe this is a male flower which can be pan-fried and stuffed with ricotta and herbs (or just pan-fried sans the cheese). I found the following two delicious-sounding recipes on food blogs. Click here for a ricotta recipe. For a recipe stuffed with goat cheese, click here. I can’t wait to try these recipes myself. (Thanks to my blog follower in New Zealand for the cooking tip.)
This black beauty zucchini plant I started from seed; I planted five and gave the others away.
This is one of my dinner plate dahlias from Longfield Gardens in NJ.
I planted quite a few dahlias. However, next year I’ll plant them in rows in the backyard where there’s a lot of space for a dahlia garden.
I also have three green, yellow and red pepper plants.
Here are my four tomato plants. On the left I have two Better Boy plants and on the right I have two Beefsteak plants.
Here’s another pepper plant. It has many little flowers but not showing any peppers yet.
I also have an Early Girl tomato plant which yields fruit 50 days after planting.
I have two tomato plants in containers bearing a lot of fruit. I have forgotten the variety.
Next to the house, on the west side, I also planted many Gladiolus and lily bulbs (also from Longfield Gardens). I can’t wait for the heady-scented lilies to bloom.
John rescued the crane garden statue several years ago. Someone in Princeton was moving and throwing it out. Can you imagine throwing this out? It’s actually quite heavy and doubles as a door stopper during the winter.
The lily on the right is growing quickly. To the left is one of my many sunflowers that I grew from seed. Chipmunks and rabbits enjoyed snapping many of my sunflower stems when they were about 3″ tall.
Nothing like early morning sun…
This lily emerged during the night.