The pink roses in the front garden are putting on a show.
This hydrangea in the back garden was supposed to be hot pink, but I guess nobody told her. Good thing I like purple.
The front garden’s hydrangeas are still producing big, showy blooms.
In the veggie garden, the giant marigolds have started to flower by the tomato plants.
Despite beetle attacks, the zinnias are beginning to bloom. The beetles are mostly gone, so I’m looking forward to lots of pink and lime green flowers.
Here’s the surprise! We decided to pull carrots this morning, since the ground was nice and damp which made them easy to pull up. Thinking the potato plants were dead, I asked Ed to pull them out. Turns out, the potatoes were ready! My mom had told me that when they looked dead it meant the potatoes were ready, but I still thought they were dead. We got about 5lbs of potatoes from 3 experimental hills, so I think we’ll definitely plant them again next year.
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