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More of my photos

Good blackberry year?

I don’t want to get too hopeful, but it looks like it’s going to be a good year for our blackberry bushes!


We did lose the plums, like I expected, but it looks like we’re going to have a bumper crop of sour cherries and prairie spy apples.

Prairie spy apples

The peonies are well on their way to blooming, too. Everything else in the garden is early, so we’ll see if these end up blooming [...]


I’m forcing forsythia from the backyard and that makes me very happy.

Daffodils in January?

This is what I saw in the backyard yesterday:

Daffodils. In January.

This is not right.


I don’t plant a whole lot of purely decorative plants, but I do love zinnias!

Garden update

The garden grows apace.

I'm going to be canning a LOT of tomatoes.

Hopefully I'll also be making a lot of pickles from the cucumbers!

First beet harvest: golden beets

Bean flowers


Front yard garden

I don’t often talk about our front yard because it’s mostly decorative, overrun with lilies, and, frankly, I don’t go out there much since we live on such a busy street, but here are a few pictures.

The rose of sharon, only a few years old, is huge and happy

Quite accidentally, we [...]

And the garden goes WILD!

It’s been a while since I posted any photos of the front garden, and part of that is because IT WON’T STOP RAINING. It’s not been easy to get good outdoor photos of late. The plants, however, are thrilled with the rain.

Our baby prairie spy apples aren't so baby anymore!

These prickly [...]