Douglas Justice's August blog is out now: August 2021 in the Garden - UBC Botanical Garden, with even more photos than usual, as Douglas has been including contributions from other garden personnel. This is the second month that I'd have loved to hang out in the shady Asian Garden but instead had to (well, I didn't have to) roam around checking out plants in the sunny north garden. But I'm a sun-lover, so all was well. The Food Garden was one of the features this month. Here's a tomato plant, Solanum lycopersicum: I ran into Linda Layne a bit later, and the first thing she said to me was "I know, the tomatoes have no labels. They're coming. Soon." Maybe even if I could have stayed a bit later today. So next week I might know what tomato this is. Here is one mentioned in the blog but not shown - Solanum lycopersicum 'Elfin'. These chile peppers were labelled: Capsicum baccatum 'Aji White Fantasy'. I found a comment saying that they should be mild enough to eat raw in salads. There are lots of colourful ornamental flowers planted in with the vegetables, or given beds of their own. The orange flowers are Asclepias tuberosa, Butterfly Weed. Douglas included a comment about how we should not eat the fruits or vegetables grown here because they are distributed weekly to a local food bank, but he put that note at the end of his paragraph about Aronia melanocarpa. Linda confirmed, that no, these do not go to the food bank. The common name for these is choke-berry. These are ripe now. Another featured genus this month was Yucca, but these are way finished blooming. Still the plants are great. This is the Yucca schottii, hoary yucca. Yucca flaccida 'Golden Sword' has nice leaves, and the inflorescence structure is interesting without the flowers. My favourite, and nothing to do with the flowers, is Yucca linearifolia 'Dusky Blue'. I've posted this several times, don't think I've ever seen the flower.