And boring in the winter. And each spring, I plant seeds that will spring up plants from the earth, and the garden and yard is not flat any more. And even after many years of gardening, it still amazes me every year that I can go out in the garden and pick food from the plants that grow there. Tomatoes, peppers, squash, beans; all to be eaten now or shared, or preserved for the time after the cold comes and ends this blessed time of the year. The earth rests then in this area, and I watch, and plan to have the yard rise up again next year with food to be picked off and eaten.
In the summer there are wonderful flowers. Different colors, and some will produce summer squash, to be sauteed with garlic and added to some pasta.
The area under the pergola for beans is amazing with cucumbers and squash. I’ve been eating cucumbers and sharing with my son and daughter in law, and their bearded dragons also eat the smaller ones. Amazing, growing food for dragons, lol!
The patio in the back includes lots of pots with sweet and hot peppers. I grow purple jalapenos for my DIL, and they are now 3′ tall with purple peppers all over. She likes to wait till they turn red to eat them cos they’re hotter then.
I like hot stuff but also want sweet peppers, and grow a couple different kinds. Like these nardello peppers, which are good sauteed with ground beef and tomatoes.
The tomatoes are now all taller than me, and usually go to 7′ here. Ahh, fresh ones, followed by tomato sauce for winter later!
And then there’s the squash named Audrey. https://sarasinart.net/2018/07/18/a-squash-named-audrey/ I don’t know why I’m so fascinated with a plant that is taking over my patio and pepper area, except that this is just the most amazing plant. I might fool with this thing the rest of the summer and fall and still not get any squash, but I like garden experiments and this one is epic!
She has now crossed over my path up thru the yard, with 3 shoots, and one is starting to climb on the bamboo pyramid I gave her for her adventures.
I can still step over “her” and go up thru the yard, for now……but that might not last long. As her branches get longer, the stems on the leaves close to the base of the plant get longer, and those leaves are now over 1′ tall, and almost 1′ across. Audrey and I are on a garden adventure, and she gets a chance to finish her journey.
Nothing is boring in the garden in the summer. The earth sends up wonderful things to observe and assist to grow, and pick and eat. The bounty of summer, the blessings of the earth. Enjoy Today, whatever your Today involves.