This one got a little greedy
Shit's about to get real
Two teenage boys walked by on the sidewalk today and yelled I like your garden! and it was pretty much the best thing that happened all day
So we got married (!!!) and we grew (most of) our own wedding flowers... Enough to fill 86 vases, most of which ended up as gifts for guests.
I'm still geeking out about the fact that this grew in our front yard
...nobody was buying them. It bummed the 10 year old for a little, but now we're trying a different strategy :)
I'm a big fan of my hubby's beard 😍
Big fat berries
The best season of all: raspberry season
The 3 year old planted this part of the garden, scattering leftover seeds wherever he wanted, and watering it, mostly in the nude and covered in mud. all spring
I'm gonna go ahead and call this fruit salad.
Thinking we might pick raspberries into November
This year, the 3 year old gets his own red wheelbarrow :)
I had no idea until this summer, but borage (starflower) is a pretty amazing plant.
Ready to quit my job and just grow raspberries
Dill has been brightening my bouquets since May
Wedding flower practice... Growing our own flowers, collecting colored glass bottles from thrift stores... Here we go, August 1st :)
Give her what she really wants for Valentine's Day.
There are still so many flowers in the garden... I had to make a few bouquets for the kitchen window
I forgot how pretty simple lavender can be
Blackberries coming in just in time to say goodbye to the blueberries 👊
I failed at growing many things this year, but I have berries figured out
Toddler and I split this year's cherry harvest... My half was delicious
We are growing our own wedding flowers for when we get married at the beginning of August. I took advantage of the rainy day to do a practice run with what's blooming now.
Oddly shaped, but perfectly sweet
Please come pick some. Already I cannot keep up.
Love in the mist
Last of the garden potatoes... Already! 😔
The scent of this lilac trails up the block
Awestruck in San Francisco
Dill seeds are the prettiest seeds.
I finally feel like there's enough color in the garden :-)
Love in a mist!
Just remembered the kids and I dried bee balm from the garden
Growing legally in my Oregon garden. (Is it time to harvest? I have no idea what I'm doing!)
Astilbe always look to me like they belong in a fairy tale
Reached to adjust the irrigation hose... and realized it was a snake!
In the hierarchy of garden plants, bee balm seems a good king.
Yarrow is my fall favorite
It doesn't even look real
Little pretty ones in the Willamette valley
So. Many. Strawberries. Year after year, this is my best crop.
Trying to keep up...
My little one wanted to give flowers to her bus driver today, the last day of school :)
My shoes are covered in mud, but I love this time of year!
I have 8 gallon bags of strawberries in the deep freezer, but I have been working all summer to get just ONE bag of raspberries. Feel like I just climbed a damn mountain 👏
This weed I keep walking by on my way to work
Bee balm: the beautiful but somewhat creepy alien-spider looking bloom
Gotta say I'm pretty impressed with my honey's plan here
My colander runneth over 🍓
I think I counted 17 blooms on this bad boy
Guardian of the raspberries 🐍😬
Couldn't bring myself to eat this one
I'm just gonna keep taking pictures of dragonflies
Had some fun with today's strawberries :)
This is one of the yummiest things we grew this year
My coriander is nearly 3 feet tall and has been blooming like this for a month. Who knew it had such a beautiful flower!
Got these irises from a garden share earlier this spring. She said they were purple, but I ain't mad.
The feathery fineness of Love-in-a-mist