Thursday, July 22, 2010

Veggie Garden

My vegetable gardens have been sorely neglected this summer, but we've been getting tons of rain so they seem to be doing alright without my help. 

Romaine Lettuce
Big Boy Tomatoes

Roma Tomatoes

Chocolate Cherry Tomatoes

Rutabaga

Leaf Lettuce

Cucumbers

Jalepeno Peppers

Green Beans

"Hillbilly" Heirloom Tomatoes

Sweet Corn

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bird & Butterfly Garden

When we moved in I started a garden in an empty corner of our backyard to attract birds and butterflies. As usual it attracted bunnies, which bit the heads off of all the flowers as soon as they began to open! Last summer we set up a temporary fence around the garden to keep the bunnies out and give the plants a chance to get established. This summer the flowers were finally able to bloom! I'm hoping the plants are strong enough now to survive on their own so I can remove the fence next spring.

Coneflower

Black-Eyed Susan

Oriental Poppy

Shasta Daisy

Irish Eyes