In the Piedmont of North Carolina now…

Here in The Piedmont of North Carolina it’s corn season! It’s priced at .50 cent an ear and  I like to eat tons of it fresh from the farmer’s market.

  

Of course, during the summer I rather grill everything than to heat up the kitchen.

Smother some butter on the ears and wrap the ears in foil. Grill for about 15 minutes or until the desired tenderness is achieved! Easy!

  
The city is so green right now before the typical heat and humidity kicks in. Temps will begin to hit the 90s this weekend!

 The view from the Cameron Village parking deck shows a sea of green oak trees. They give the city it’s nickname- City of Oaks! 
The garden is blooming:

Garden Phlox

  

It seems that almost every garden in the South has a hydrangea and a gardenia!

  
And perennial sweet pea, which is also called everlasting pea because it come back each year, is climbing over everything.

 

The common day lily is everywhere!

Smooth leaved hydrangea Incrediball is incredibly large!

  

Southern Magnolias perfume the garden.

  
And lilies!

  
These are 5 foot tall specimens at JC Raulston Arboretum at NCSU. I have voles in my garden and they eat every lily bulb I plant!

In the coming months garden work will be confined to early morning or late evening times as it is too hot and humid for daytime work.
  

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14 responses to “In the Piedmont of North Carolina now…

  1. There is nothing like farm fresh corn on the cob. We can’t get it here, as all our corn is shipped in and is not the same. Your garden is looking great.

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  2. Lovely, and I am excited to finally have lilacs and crab apples in bloom!!! Corn season starts in mid August around here…you have my mouth watering. Thanks for the photos

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  3. I’m amazed that the corn is ready already. Our plants are about 3 inches tall and usually only “knee high by the 4th of July.”

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  4. Hi Arthur – weirdly I always had you pegged as being in a northern climate – from the trees on your property to the deer to the the suns rays that always looked rather pale and insignificant to my interpretation that your winters are not balmy but rather harsh, but you are in the south! how odd…..looks like you are enjoying summer too – as are we – I have loads of gardening going on but it hasnt made it to the blog for a long time

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  5. Yum – nothing like fresh sweet corn cooked on the grill!

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  6. Fresh corn, ..so cheap too,…how lovely to savour this that way! 😉

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  7. I love your tall garden phlox and for some reason they will not grow in my yard. You have a beautiful garden!

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