The children helped me dig the last of the potatoes today. We all had so much fun, it was like a treasure hunt. In celebration, I decided to make a garden post. We have had a bountiful garden this year. My mother helped me do most of the planting in early May. She spent three months with us and did a lot of work in the garden. Before my mother arrived the peas were almost ready to be picked and the potatoes, tomatoes, and basil were already in the ground. Together Mom and I planted green beans, zucchini, lots and lots of cucumbers, eggplant, bieta (an Italian "green"), lettuce, and a healthy heap of flowers, including sunflowers, zinnias, and calendula. Everything has done amazingly well, except for the zucchini. The zucchini looks pretty, has many flowers, but makes small shriveled zucchini. It's a little embarrassing. But, we've made up for it in cucumbers!
When I began sifting through the garden pictures it was not difficult to see what I really like to take pictures of...flowers, tendrils, and insects! I will start this set out with a picture of Mom in the early May version of the garden, and round things off with a picture my son took of me in the August version of the garden.
Tonight we dine on boiled new potatoes with green beans, a little onion, and a just a lil' bacon!
|Mom and the Garden in May|
|The Promise of Green Beans|
|Hummingbird Moth Enjoying the Zinnias|
|The Beauty and the Beast|
|Cucumbers in the Setting Sun|
|Friend of the Bees|
|Reaching for the Sky|
|Late Afternoon Sunflower|
|They Grow like Sunflowers in July.|
|Mr. Tomato Head|
|Pomegranate After the Rain|
|Look how happy she is just thinking about eating all those wonderful Summer veggies!|