Friday, June 28, 2013

June Gardens

Here we are almost at the end of June and I barely have any pictures of my gardens. So this morning I grabbed my camera and headed out into the heat and humidity.

Since the sun was so bright, it took a couple of pictures before I realized the camera was fogged up from the sudden temperature change I forced on it.

I waited for my lens to clear up and continued.

These flowers are off the back patio and on the bedroom side of the house.

Then, I headed to the four raised gardens. We added one for a small strawberry patch this year.

 Since we fill our gardens with compost, I had two volunteer tomato plants in the strawberry bed. I need to get them moved before they get too big.

On the strawberry bed trellis I planted cucumbers. The kids asked for more of the Dragon's Egg variety because I let them pick and eat those any time they wish. They have almost no flesh and are mostly seed. It gives the kids good hydration and fiber without depriving me of my good cukes.

On the other trellis, I have sugar snap peas. They are really tall this year.

My "Super Sweet 100" cherry tomatoes are getting big and are covered with little green globes.

Extra plant in a pot of tomatoes that I bought. I can now see it is a cabbage. I've never grown cabage before so we'll see what happens.

And my tomato bed. It also had a volunteer of some sort. I'm thinking pumpkin or acorn squash. I need to pull it out since it is literally taking over the entire bed and reaching far out into the yard on all sides of the bed.

And finally, a few shots of my flower gardens and around the yard.

My Russian Sage threw some new seedlings(?) into the yard. I need to dig them and transplant them to another area.

This concludes my garden tour for the day. I'll try to get out to the other two gardens and give updates on those later in the week.


  1. Very pretty! It's a good thing you have all those helpers, you have a lot to take care of. dognip photos? You know that's my favorite "crop" :-D

    1. He's in one of the yard photos. He has spread to the lawn and daily invades the pond.

      And yes, my helpers are always "helping" themselves to the bounty. :)

    2. Oh, I see him! I thought that was a weed! :-D