Summer Solstice 2017

It’s the summer solstice, and the longest day of the year. So I thought I would mark the occasion by updating the page with some new photos of the vegetable and flower gardens:

Okra, melons and corn are in the nearest garden bed. Cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes are in the middle bed, and corn, sunflowers and beans are in the far bed.

Another view of the vegetable garden

The front yard flower beds. I mostly grow zinnias and marigolds, since they do so well in our hot climate.

I have a few volunteer pansies and violas growing in the flower beds. I keep potted plants of these types out here over the winter, and sometimes their seeds sprout the following summer.

The crepe myrtle started blooming this week too

Later this summer I will be posting updates about my 2018 Almanack and Garden Journal, so be watching for them!