The temperature cooled off enough that I could open my bedroom window tonight. As I laid in bed I smelled a heady fragrance wafting in through the window and had to get up and investigate this. It was my Moonflowers, Ipomoea alba, beginning to bloom. “About time,” I thought. “I planted you guys months ago.” Then I scooted inside to get my camera.
Across from this arbor the white eggplants had fallen over; they are so heavy with fruit. I remember now that I haven’t picked them in over a week. They look a little shabby and I’m wondering if the plants will stand up again if I pluck off the eggplants?
Tomorrow night will be Baba ganouj night and I’ll have to remember to write our North Carolina Test Gardener, Don Boekelheide, and thank him for this eggplant recipe, which was conveniently posted here on Sep. 8th. Don’t we have a useful site? I think so.
Since I was wandering through the garden with my camera I snapped a photo of my chives. If I don’t snip off the blossoms soon I will have chive seeds sprouting everywhere. But in all things, timing is everything and I don’t want to cut them while they are still so pretty.
These pictures were taken about midnight with a flash. But, I can actually see these white plants at night quite easily and they are nice to have in a garden. Especially if you live in the desert where gardening at night is better than during the sizzling heat of the day. I wish I were a better photographer, but I think you can tell how nice it is for me to have some white accent plants to enjoy at night.