Mystery Pots - June 11 ( Neil's Pictures)
Neil is my husband's co-worker. He loves photography and has a natural curiosity that leads him to good photo opportunities. They work in a rural area north of the city where there are many Mennonite farms. Neil noticed these pots and the interesting irrigating system as he drove to work last June and had no idea what they were.
He took this picture of the same field in August. There appears to be another crop in the foreground but the pots are visible in rows, now full and green but not yet identified.
Mystery Solved - Sept 10 (Neil's Pictures)
He posted this picture recently on his Flickr site showing chrysanthemums in full bloom, filling the field with beautiful colour. So that is how they grow them around here!
Pots of fall mums were set out for sale yesterday at one of our local farmers' markets. I have purchased several over the years and have planted some of them in my garden where they come up season after season. If you cut them back by half on the first of July, they produce many more blooms in September and October. These frost hardy plants add colour to my autumn garden but are also very effective placed in pots on a deck or porch.
Perhaps I shall buy a new colour or variety this year.
And thanks to Neil for letting me use his pictures.