Garden Update – July 16, 2019

I wanted to do a little update on my garden.  I spent some time around the willow tree and remembered when my Aunt gave it to me as a cutting in 2010.  What once was a twig is now a magnificent sight.  I always loved how the branches hung down on weeping willows and thought, if I could have one I’d sit under it all the time.

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I planted my favorite wildflower, Swamp Rose Mallow, by the willow tree a few years ago.  It finally has 3 stalks and buds are forming.

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I’m looking forward to enjoying these roma tomatoes.  I’ll also have string beans soon.

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I’ve been enjoying all the cucumbers and zucchini we’ve been harvesting.  I almost have too many, but I never grow tired of cucumber salad and sauteed zucchini.

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Sunny still enjoys his daily belly rubs so much!  That is one soft tummy!!

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There’s lots of sunshine in the flower garden thanks to these lovely dahlias.

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This was fun to put together. 🙂 ❤

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I’m going to be making fettuccine with creamy sage sauce soon with this sage.

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I’ve been picking up mint at the farm stand and realized that I actually have 3 types of mint already.  Lemon balm, ginger mint, and catmint.  I’m using them all to flavor my iced black tea.

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We had this mystery flower show up.  We don’t remember planting it and have no idea what it is.  I love that!

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That’s all for now.  There is so much growing right now and I want to use more herbs in my cooking.  I’m using basil faster than it can grow, so I planted two more plants and seeds too.  In the fall, I plan to make pesto to freeze in ice cube trays.  I also like to sprinkle chives on almost any meal.  See you in the next post!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Your garden is beautiful. Ours is looking a little beat up at the moment, getting too hot out there. We still have corn, mint, basil, grapes and some squash growing. Too hot for flowers though.

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    1. Tanya Kohl says:

      Nice, I love growing things to eat or use for tea and cooking. It’s getting really hot here too lately.

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