I love the intense colors of the morning glory assortment outside my office.
Month: October 2021
Purple Cayenne Peppers
I love the deep purple hue of these cayenne peppers, still abundant as the autumn harvest from my garden draws to a close.
This plant blew into the garden from somewhere a few years ago and is now well established. It appears to be a member of the Persicaria family, probably P. maculosa, “Lady’s Thumb,” a member of the knotweed family.
Some sources report that P. maculosa produces a yellow/green dye (with an alum mordant), although one source says red/brown.
Mixed Tomato Harvest
Harvested a bunch of tomatoes off my windowsill planters.
Cheery yellow bloom.
Silver Ragwort Returns
I had initially thought that silver ragwort (aka “Dusty Miller”) was an annual, but it turns out to be winter hardy, and several of the ones I planted last year survived our gentle winter and have continued to provide an unusual bit of contrast in the garden this season.