|Sun shining through the bunny tails lining the new raised beds.|
|Summer Sun Echinacea planted with lavender to the right.|
|Looking north from the middle of the new raised beds. Things are sure growing.|
|Lisa's wheelbarrow full of glads. Into the water they go.|
|Florencio is trying to keep the birds from eating the wonderful blueberry crop. Sometimes the netting catches us!|
|Grapes are getting plump.|
|Florencio even netted the fig trees. Quite a feat as |
they are really tall. Now if the birds quit figuring
out how to go UNDER the netting.
|Fall blackberries putting on size.|
|My great nephew found a praying mantis. It crawled all over him and he was a wiggling giggle!|
|Grams takes care of the littlest one today at The Farm. Shade and a song along with pats on her back calmed her down. She wanted to see what was going on, too.|
|The corn grows quickly in the heat.|
|Bees working the sunflowers.|
|Love these branching sunflowers. So many varieties now have more than just one flower on them.|
|Different varieties are different colors and heights. I am a sucker for the different sunflowers.|
|My friend, Chris, thinks tomatoes like to hide on the red plastic mulch. It is supposed to increase production by 20% and it also keeps the tomatoes cleaner. I like picking the yellow tomatoes :) She gets right in there to make sure she doesn't miss any.|
|Lisa picking the zinnias.|
|A few cucumbers and tomatoes.|
|A cart full of beautiful flowers. The blue ones are like an artichoke. They are a "cardoon".|
|A little closer look. The cardoon buds look more like an artichoke, but they aren't.|
|The first planting of corn is filling out. Still too slender at the top. The top end should feel blunt.The silk needs to be dried out and dark. |
|Another cart full of beautiful flowers and fern fronds.|
The carnations are so fragrant.
|A variety of Sea Holly, (Eryngium). These will dry and last a long time.|
|Bumble bee on the echinacea.|
|Sweet peas galore!|
|Mixed bed of echinacea.|
|Nasturtiums with fuchsias behind them.|
|The nasturtiums have taken over the bench.|
|Green and purple cabbage.|
|Grams makes sure the rosemary bundles are even. |
We love our big shade tree.
Most days there is a nice breeze under it, too,.
|The praying mantis has found an echinacea to play on.|
|One of Lisa's bouquets is ready to go home.|
|Here is another one.|
|The drawers from the bathroom in |
the farmhouse are full of blooms, too.
|Mary (Grams) and "Other Mary" organize the fresh picked beans.|