Saturday, July 16, 2011

Mid July Garden Update




I thought I’d share a few photos from my garden, so you can see how it is looking now, in the middle of July.  This is prime gardening season and so many flowers are blooming.



We’ve had a bumper crop of strawberries this year. They are small, but sweet.  We got our strawberry plants a few years ago-a huge flat for just a dollar!  

It  looks like we will be getting lots of raspberries too, enough for jam and a pie or two.



The most unexpected and beautiful surprise this year was that this lily bloomed.  Amy found it on the sidewalk two years ago, and being the sweet and compassionate girl that she is, brought it home-she couldn’t bear the thought of it being discarded and unwanted.  For two years it did nothing…until this year.  Wow!  It’s stunning!

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I was excited this past week when Old Farmer’s Almanac contacted me and asked if they could use this photo in a upcoming publication to be put out next spring!

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On Monday, I’ll be leaving on vacation for a few days.  We are headed to the Oregon coast.  I’ll take lots of pictures, and have some of my favorite things to eat like clam chowder and salt water taffy-and when we get back, I’m hoping we’ll have some ripe tomatoes!

Have a great weekend, everyone!


  1. Your garden is beautiful! I love fresh berries, you're lucky to have the raspberries and strawberries to enjoy.

    Have a wonderful vacation :)

  2. That is SO cool that farmer's almanac is going to use your photo! Your votive is gonna be famous! :-)

    We don't have strawberries - yours look wonderful!

  3. Thanks Lisa! It is cool isn't it! (Do you want my autograph?) ;)

  4. Your garden is just gorgeous! And I LOVE the photo they're going to use - how neat is that?

    I hope you're having a wonderful time on your vacation!

  5. Yay for your picture in the Farmer's Almanac!!!! I am not a gardener but I love when you show pictures of yours. It's like live beautiful art. I love all the little artistic doo-dads you place strategically. If I was to take up gardening, I would mimic your style.

  6. Thanks Melissa! I had fun but it's good to be home! And I missed our little chats:)

    Kim-you are such a sweetheart!! Love you!