Early Summer 2017

My first summer of gardening, and I’ve fallen in love. Every time I go out to garden in my backyard, it’s a breath of life. I love to work with the plants, but for the most part, it’s the plants that do the work. I set up garden beds, prepared the Earth for them, watched intently as seeds sprouted to young saplings, but now, I just water them as the plants shoot upwards to reach the sun. These photos are an early account of my garden’s growth.

My tomato/cucumber garden bed
A young cucumber plant
Flowering “grape” tomato plant
Intricate tomato leaves
Melon seedlings
Young red pepper
Budding banana peppers
My herb bed, with a flowering dill plant
Bolting chard
Young Catnip plant
Lemon Verbena, or Cedron, as they call it in Spanish
“Rewilding” or naturalizing my backyard’s lawn
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A young morning glory vine

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