Because I am not working this summer I find myself out there several times a day, just to enjoy the greenery. I really want a little garden bench so I can park myself under an apple tree and read. I could spend all day out there, even in the heat, in the shade of my beautiful apple tree.
I feel so blessed by my Heavenly Father's endowment of this wonderful garden. I know every year is not like this so I am loving every minute of this summer! I have to be a wise steward this year and make sure that we don't let any of our harvest go to waste. I sure hope I will still have time to can, jar, freeze, dry, etc. after school starts in August!
Three glorious zucchini plants - we've already harvested a dozen zucchini and it's only July!
My cute little honey-crisp apple tree is granting us beautiful apples in its second year
We have loved our butter lettuce and sugar snap peas but are still waiting for the beans to produce . . . well, beans of course.
Looking forward to applesauce this year
The watermelons are going crazy!
So hoping that these beautiful pumpkin plants actually yield some big pumpkins this year, although they have already given me great joy just in growing so well!
Gorgeous grape vines with several bunches of grapes ripening
We should have cucumbers aplenty judging by the vines
Even our fruit salad tree is providing plums this year! First time ever!
Our pear tree is a joy every year.
Can't wait for the carrots and onions, but we are wondering, does a broccoli plant really grow broccoli? It's beautiful and healthy - but no little trees . . .
First pumpkin of the season, growing on our "volunteer" pumpkin plant. Bonus!
Already harvested a few peppers for salsa. Excited for more!
A plethora of peaches