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Beautiful, Phil.Nothing's growing well in the south except the corn. It's been mostly in the 90s for the last six weeks.Backyard gardens have taken a beating here for the last few years. Too hot, a long drought, then too much rain, blah, blah, blah. And we had heavy hail a couple of weeks ago.(Sigh)
Beautiful pictures Phil. Thanks for sharing. I used to have a little vegetable garden: mostly peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini and yellow squash. It was nice and the year it did its best, the eggplant parmagiana (sp?) was plentiful in my kitchen that summer, along with fried eggplant too, and zucchini in various forms. But I too have been negatively frustrated by the summers here in the South (like Anonymous at 2:14): too hot, too wet, too dry, and now I just grow flowers and I <buy local! I even have a "Support Local Farmers" sticker on my car. I go to the various farmer markets and get my corn (which I really, really love), tomatoes, squashes, peppers etc. But I love looking at beautiful gardens and yours looks beautiful and healthy. Phil, one of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen was in a backyard in Perthshire, Scotland last summer on our big trip. I was on foot on a rainy day walking in the village and the whole backyard at this house was a garden with a brick pathway separating two sides of raised beds. There were vegetables and flowers of all kinds. The dirt was black and loose and rich looking, and there was not a weed to be seen. I was entranced and somewhat jealous.
I find "garden jealousy" to be the best kind of jealousy! What a joy to behold a well loved and cared for garden!
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