Black Knight butterfly bush
As the name implies, this butterfly bushes flowers are a very dark purple when they first come out. They lighten up as they open more but the color initially is a gorgeous rich deep purple. Today it was full of butterflies.
This variagated trumpet vine was planted 3 years ago and it's the first time it's bloomed. It's still pretty sparse and spindly but getting there. This year it's sharing a piece of trellis with a melon plant.
On the not so bright side of the gardens today... my goat chewed tomato. It was getting pretty tall. Tall enough evidently for the goat to reach over the fence and chew the top right off. She got two of them.
Back to the good stuff...jalepeno's will be ready shortly. Wish I had been able to find some habenaro plants but couldn't and it was way too late to start seeds. Next year!
The zucchini's are doing well. Of course they usually do, but this plant is in partial shade so I wasn't sure it would do well at all. I planted it in the flower bed in front of my house. Most of my veggies are intermingled with flowers in flower beds. Behind the zucchini is a Bugbane - Cimicifuga Atropurpurea that does very well so it's certainly got a good bit of shade there.