Welcome August & Long, Languid, Sultry Summer Days …
August is a Table Filled with Freshly Cut Lemon Queen Sunflowers
Welcome August … beautiful, voluptuous month of sultry days and starry nights. August is a month of fresh produce and delicious home cooked meals. Potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, summer squash, beans, garlic and onions: the warm-season crops are at peak flavor and production. Pure Bliss. It’s a time to make time; to kick back in the hammock with a book, to pull out the kayak, and to watch monarch butterflies dance on the wind …
Welcome Golden August. We Dream of Your Languid Beauty All Year …
And Colorful Potatoes Pulled From Rich Earth (click here for potato salad recipe)
August is a Month of Abundance in the Potager: Morning Breakfast Harvest of Fresh Herbs, Greens, Cherry Tomatoes & Early Shiitake (click here for shiitake growing tutorial)
And Fat Tomatoes Warmed by the Sun: Here Drizzled with Nutty Olive Oil and Sprinkled with Zesty Purple & Classic Green Basil
August is Also a Month of Drying: Garlic, Onions, Shallots and Herbs Fill the Sunny Terrace (click here for garlic growing post and click here for information on drying onions, here for freezing herb cubes and here for hang-drying herbs)
And Putting Food By: Sun Dried Tomatoes (click here for sun dried tomato tutorial post)
Drying Herbs in the Kitchen (click here for post)
Gardens Filled with Fresh White Blossoms: Shasta Daisies (Leucanthemum x superbum) on the Potager Path
And Refreshing Lemon Yellows (Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’)
Bold Violets (Liatris ‘Kobold’ with Rudbeckia hirta ‘Becky Mixed’)
And Brilliant Orange: Monarch Butterfly on Asclepias curassavica ‘Silky Deep Red’
It’s a Month of Stormy Drama
And a Time for Dreamy, Twilight Reflections
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5 Replies to “Welcome August & Long, Languid, Sultry Summer Days …”
@ Barbara – xox Thank you. So nice to hear from you! It must be beautiful in your part of Italy right now. I am filled with (the nicest kind of) envy. ;) Michaela
I love how you captured the feel of high summer. Flowers, veggies, clouds, herbs, butterflies — looks like Eden!
@ Laurrie – Indeed it is a little slice of paradise. Happy August, friend! xo Michaela
Thank you for this lovely photo essay.
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