More Flower Garden Updates


More Flower Garden Updates

August 5, 2012
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I haven’t been too inspired with things outside of my flower garden lately, but I figure that is okay given how inspired I have been inside my garden! Everything seemingly has come into bloom in the past few weeks. Here are some updates and pictures— I’m still mastering using the fixed 50mm f1.8 lens and  Adobe Photoshop to improve my photography. Enjoy!

The Vegetable Garden

A few weeks ago I noticed that things were really starting to take off in my vegetable garden— the raised 4’x8′ bed I have tucked into the corner of my backyard. However, I had no idea how much more the plants would grow in just a weeks time. Here is a picture of my garden taken in the beginning of July:

veggie garden before

And here is it as of this morning (August 5th):

vegetable garden after

Holy cow! That giant vine that is taking over my yard is evidently some sort of squash (I’m not sure what kind- I thought it was a watermelon when I planted it). Other sizable vines include watermelon ( one is definitely a watermelon, though I am still confused as to where the rogue squash came from), gourds, and acorn squash. Tomatoes, beans, nasturtium, basil, lemon balm, parsley, four different kinds of mint, sunflowers, zinnias, cosmos, marigolds, peppers, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and carrots have all managed to find their way into my veggie garden this year. It has been fun discovering what new thing has bloomed or sprouted each day!

A nasturtium from the veggie garden- great edible flowers for salads

A baby watermelon

baby tomatoes


Aside from the vegetable garden, other cultivated areas of my yard have been quite successful this year. Flowers have been blooming non-stop since April, and I must say they keep getting better and better as the season progresses.



Shasta Daisies


Sweet William

More Sweet William

Bachelor Button Flowers


Cone Flowers


Blue Atlas Weeping Cedar

Harvest Moon Echinacea

Day Lily

Black Violas

Strawberries from the side yard


Lately it has been hard not to notice that I am never alone in my garden even when I’m the only human out there. Here we have my pics of a few of the recent visitors:

Caterpillar on Fennel

Bumble Bee on White Salvia

Butterfly on Cone Flower

Fluffy with Cat Grass

I hope you have enjoyed this brief pictorial tour of my recent horticultural exploits. Stop by again soon for more updates!



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