Friday, July 8, 2011

color and texture in the garden




Our little garden is in full bloom! We planted a lot of vegetables this year, like the romaine lettuce above, and planted them in with our flower beds because we don't have a very large yard. I'm constantly amazed by the array of colors and textures from all of the different plants.




beautiful bright orange marigold




these purple cabbages are one of my favorites




they don't even look real! they are huge




and while there is no sign of any heads of cabbage popping up yet, I just love the purpley gray color of their enormous leaves




lambs ears, another one of my favorites. I love how soft and fuzzy the leaves are



and their blooms are so unique too




beautiful red and orange marigolds



Jeff's homage to his home state of Tennessee



one sunflower getting ready to bloom



and another almost ready to pop




hens and chicks are another of my favorites. these came from the plant that belonged to my great-grandma olive




and I love that they can grow in the tiniest spots




love the texture of sage leaves




and the blueish gray colors of broccoli




why hello, mr. bee



the cucumbers are taking over




aidan is looking for his favorites, tomatoes fresh from the garden



here are a few tomato babies!




and the dainty yellow flowers they come from




we're also growing corn, a first for us!




and God gave us this surprise plant, which is growing in our gravel driveway just at the edge of the foundation to our house. I think it's either a cucumber or a watermelon, but I'm not completely sure yet. The surprise plant is doing so well that we have decided to leave it where it's at. Time will tell what it is! What are you growing in your gardens this year?

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