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Photos from the last week of August.


First raspberries of the year.

First raspberries of the year.

Lots of squash, some cucumbers, a few corn, peppers, sunflowers and basil.

Lots of squash, some cucumbers, a few corn, peppers, sunflowers and basil.

The Nutterbutter Squash are looking so good!

The Nutterbutter Squash are looking so good!

One of the many beautiful sunflowers in our yard this year.

One of the many beautiful sunflowers in our yard this year.

Look at that tall sunflower! That is one plant with many, many flowers on it. Approximately 15 feet tall!

Look at that tall sunflower! That is one plant with many, many flowers on it. Approximately 15 feet tall!

Snowy White eggplant is beautiful and delicious.

Snowy White eggplant is beautiful and delicious.

Raspberries are coming in now. By the looks of it, we'll be eating plenty of berries over the next several weeks.

Raspberries are coming in now. By the looks of it, we’ll be eating plenty of berries over the next several weeks.

Close up of red orach seeds.

Close up of red orach seeds.

Here is what the three tomatoes look like this week. A bit of a disappointment.

Here is what the three tomatoes look like this week. A bit of a disappointment.

We must be the last people in the Midwest harvesting tomatoes. They are finally ripening. These are the Sweet Cherry.

We must be the last people in the Midwest harvesting tomatoes. They are finally ripening. These are the Sweet Cherry.

Happy bee.

Happy bee.

Made a nice little flower arrangment with some sunflowers, red orach and lavender.

Made a nice little flower arrangment with some sunflowers, red orach and lavender.

I'm enjoying this amazing display of color and texture very much. Kales, rainbow chard, eggplant, red orach, nasturtium, marigolds... what an outstanding combination.

I’m enjoying this amazing display of color and texture very much. Kales, rainbow chard, eggplant, red orach, nasturtium, marigolds… what an outstanding combination.

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Photos from the second week of August.


This tomato rainbow includes "Italian Heirloom", "Tommy Toe", "Black Cherry" and "Sun Gold".

 

A "Nadia" eggplant. Really love the purple and white striping on these.

 

This "Caraflax" cabbage has formed a nice tight head. It has required frequent spraying with the garden hose to keep pests away, but I'm pleased with the results.

 

My Three Sisters planting is doing great! The corn has soared past the roof of the garage and the beans have grown right up the corn stalk.

 

I choose "Delicata" squash to plant as part of the Three Sisters. Here is a blossom.

 

Look closely to see a small yellow and black bird among the sunflowers. It loves to snack on the sunflowers and is sometimes hard to spot because its coloring creates a nice camouflage.

 

Monarch butterflies like this one--as well as other butterfly varieties--have been visiting the butterfly flowers and snapdragons in this pot.

Photos from the second week of July.


The tiny flowers of the allysum are perfect in my pots.

Beans in the making.

This sunflower has two heads!

Fennel is ready to be harvested. Young fennel is more tender than the larger bulbs later in the season.

Lovely little chamomile flowers.

Within the last few days the dill has produced flower heads.

This purple clematis is tucked in between our fence and house, about 3 feet between the two. The flowers can be viewed from my daughter's nursery window and are putting on quite the show!

This has been the best year so far for my hydrangea, so many blooms!