Blink and you miss it.
Subtle changes in the garden occur throughout the day and I often find myself watching nature’s showstopping display while accomplishing nothing. I know this time is fleeting and I want to soak it all in. It’s ridiculously distracting and while I should be weeding or other necessary chores, I’m examining the delicate tendrils of a cucumber vine all coiled on a rusting metal trellis.
Or, stuck by the awesomeness of the veining in the leaves of an okra plant…
…or this year’s first crop of rainbow chard.
Cucumbers will soon be ready…
…just in time for the dill!
The corn is just starting to show tassels.
The onions have produced nice quantities this year.
The husks of the tomatillos look like Japanese lanterns.
Tomatoes are just beginning to ripen.
Eggplants are always a summertime favorite around here.
And zinnias. These are one of my favorite summer flowers and the garden just doesn’t seem complete without them.
And speaking of complete, if you’re following over on Facebook and Instagram, you know the last two girls arrived and now the little flock is complete.
Isobel is French. She’s a Black Copper Marans and will lay dark chocolate-colored eggs.
Marigold is Spanish. She’s a Marraduna Basque and will lay brown eggs.
So, that’s what’s been going on around here. How does your garden grow?