The first ears of On Deck corn have been harvested and consumed. The cobs are small, but the kernels are very tasty. Each day threatens to bring the last sweet pea of the season, but there are still one or two. Every one of the specimens of pride of Barbados has now returned from the roots. Fennel blossoms are everywhere. Coreopsis has a second flush of bloom. The first ruellia ("Mexican petunia") has bloomed. Two pink zephyranthes flowers have made a surprise appearance. For the first time ever there have been fruits on the passion vine, in both green and yellow forms, and many of them. Pecan nuts are in their early formative stage. Neighbors' crape myrtles in bloom and their giant wild sunflowers brighten the view.