Tales from a Gardening Novice: No 2

A funny thing happened upon our return from vacation– everything in my garden is in bloom, or is at least doing what it is supposed to do. What I may not have told you is that this is my first garden, which means I am truly experiencing a gardening adventure. The only part of my plot that I “planned” was the effort I put into planting beneficial flowers between certain crops, knowing they would attract pollinators. (If you haven’t caught the memo yet, pollinators make the world go round. Love them; attract them; coddle them.) For the majority of the time, however, I have no idea what I’m doing. I am learning by the tried-and-true method of experimentation that I like to call “you win some you lose some.”

Here are some of my garden’s current happenings:

Pole Beans

Pole Beans

The grape tomatoes are on their way to ripening!

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I think this corn has about two more growth stages before it produces ears and can be harvested.

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These daisies are some of my favorite flowers. Their long stems are so enticing.

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Snapdragons

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So, celebrating my garden’s success is a must, because there really is nothing more exciting than seeing your garden flourish after all of the time and worry you put into it! Then again, I really can’t give myself all the credit. I have to thank the soil and the pollinators before I pat myself on the back. Those wee little things make big things possible.

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