|Lisa and her helpers pick the gladiolas|
and get them into water.
|A greenhouse cucumber snuck down |
below the table top.
|Greenhouse tomatoes, vine ripened!|
|One of the myriad of blackberries here on Dad's Farm. |
We don't know the names of them all. Other than, yummy!
|Blueberries. There are several kinds that|
helps spread out the season.
|Marionberry muffins. So delicious!|
|Oregano in stacks to be bundled.|
|A pumpkin that the birds thought |
they would decorate.
|Pumpkins up close. It's a long time until October 31st.|
|Tomatillas are getting bigger. |
They will be harvested later when they are ripe.
|Sunflowers in the |
middle of the garden.
|Lemon yellow sunflowers.|
|Ring of Fire Sunflowers.|
|A lady bug visits. She is one of |
the "good guys" to find in your garden.
|My friend, Chris, pushes my great niece. They were a big help picking all the cucumbers and the summer squash.|
|Baby's Breath. |
Such a large mound of pretty white.
|Dahlias in the front, sweet peas climb up the wall.|
|Figs are swelling up with sweetness. |
There should be quite a few this year if Florencio can keep the birds away.
|Persimmons. They will grow much larger and |
be orange when they are ripe. October, usually.
|Asian pears for later in the fall, too.|
|Anna's delicious lunch today. |
Homemade waffles with homemade berry sauce. Wow.
|The glads made it into the shade.|
|So many colors.|
|Some even have a white stripe!|
|These nearly glow. So pretty.|
|Shelling peas. I love these!|
|We sure think these are pretty, but the other plain, old, green peas taste wayyyy better.|
|Cabbage is growing fast in this heat.|
|Beans are loaded. Very tender at this stage.|
|The second planting of corn is growing, finally after the cool, rainy spring. The beans to the right are filling out nicely.|
|We have to let the asparagus grow and get tall in its "fern" stage. This allows the root system to replenish so there will be a crop next year and the year after. The tiny green berries you might be able to see will turn red in the fall.|
|Bulb fennel is getting bigger. The bulb is used and has a slight anise/licorice taste. Crunchy in salads.|
|The first planting of corn is making ears and silk.|
|We added flowers to the garden to attract beneficial bugs. Check these out sometime. They are usually buzzing with activity.|
|Lemon cucumbers. Each flower has the potential to become a lemon cucumber.|
|Purple cone flower. Echinacea. All kinds of bees love this flower. Butterflies, too.|