As such, it's a mixed bag out there. We'll start with the good:
I am loving these little sunflowers called "Ring of Fire". They are about 3' tall and have MULTIPLE blooms on each stem, unlike most sunflowers. I will definitely be saving these seeds and planting more of them next year.
Mammoth sunflowers growing crazy.
Now for the bad:
And, to keep it real, here we have the ugly:
The peas are tired and worn. There are some monster pods on there that I am allowing to dry out in hopes of saving them for seed. As soon as they do, I'm yanking the plants. I will grow more in the fall.
I forgot to take a picture of the pepperoncinis... they are really doing well, too. Truth be told, I much prefer the fall and spring gardens but we'll see what comes of the peppers and tomatoes and melons and corn. I'm sure the blight and beetles are not so far away...