Monday, July 20, 2009

In no particular order...

I'm getting a backlog of photos...


Berries, berries, berries! (Ronna, are these black raspberries, wild blackberries...??? They are all over the farm. Tasty!)



Dogs in pond. One day we'll get a windmill to aerate it so it's not full of pond scum. But the frogs love it.


Sophie and Tristan drying in the sun.



Sumac blooms.



A very young sumac just starting to blossom. The local stewardship council planted a lot of trees and bushes on our farm this year, along the municipal drain and down near the river.




The granary and barn, on a rare (for this summer) sunny afternoon!



But the storm approacheth. Again.



You can tell it has been a cold wet summer because my peas are still in blossom! In fact, I just had my first sugar snap peapod yesterday, and even that one was just a wee young thing.



Potato flowers.



Potato jungle.



Pumpkins and... broccoli? Damn, I think it was something else. Broccoli rabe? Need to check my list.



I grew three kinds of runner beans this year. I especially like this one with the two-tone flowers.



The vegetable jungle.



Rose campion and friend. (Sorry, I don't know what that bush with the pale pink flowers is. Anyone??) I do love rose campion.



A beautiful ruffled poppy. These self-seed every year.



Beautiful sunset but not the best shot. I was being eaten alive by mosquitoes and was having camera issues. Trust me, it was beautiful.



The house at sunset.

I need to take a machete to the garden. I can't believe the way things are growing this year!!


10 comments:

  1. Your garden looks very lush!

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  2. Beautiful shots!
    We've had so much rain, too. But is making things grow, grow, grow.

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  3. I think the shrub may be a pink potentilla: http://www.youngbloodnursery.com/P%20plant%20pages/P%20pics/Potentilla%20%27Pink%20Whisper%27.JPG

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  4. Anya, I think you are absolutely right. Thanks!!

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  5. Yup, the berry looks like a black raspberry...black ones ripe, red ones not yet. They actually "walk" around and dip their tips into the ground to root for the next year. Kinda cool.

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  6. Look idealic, and very relaxing.

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  7. Wow! what a wonderful garden! Lush, lush lush!

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  8. It's a jungle this year because we've had such a wet, relatively cool summer! But it's saving us money on air conditioning bills!

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  9. My garden is roasted twigs and yours is such a beautiful, lush green pasture. I'm so jealous.

    I've resorted to starting seeds already to have a jump on my fall garden.

    Happy predator-proofing. There's always something that wants to eat them. It was always my nightmare. Last weekend, a yellow rat snake came by, probably attracted to the old chicken smell. They like bird eggs.

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