gift plants

Mom and Dad's Garden
These are plants my sister and I potted up and gave to my parents for their vegetable garden. I was pleased with how nice they look. Almost like store bought! (I grew them all from seed.) They’re a little wilty here because we forgot to water them, but they perked…
 
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Dad’s garden

Mom and Dad's Garden
My dad’s garden is flooded. I’m glad I’m up on a hill and don’t have water problems like him. We’ve gotten about 5 inches of rain this week from a big Nor’easter that came up the coast. My dad planted his peas and some lettuce a couple weeks ago, but,…
 
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my dad’s garden

Mom and Dad's Garden
I photographed my dad’s garden in the heat of the day yesterday. Even so, it looks great. Lots of lettuce in straight rows. He’ll be harvesting the beans soon. And there’s a great squash (8-ball zucchini) ready for harvest. He also has rhubarb, basil, tomatoes and beets. (Did I forget…
 
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more Memorial Day flowers

Mom and Dad's Garden
These are more photos from my parents’ garden. Buttercups (Ranunculus spp.), creeping veronica (Veronica umbrosa) and ajuga (Ajuga reptans ‘Atropurpurea’) grow at the edge of the woods. Their vegetable garden is protected by five-foot high deer fence.
 
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Memorial Day flowers

Mom and Dad's Garden
A post for Memorial Day. These photos are from a visit to Mom and Dad’s house. In their flower border, the columbine is in full bloom. Iris and poppies are fully budded. In their lawn, the mower has left tall patches of buttercups and ajuga covered with honey bees. Dad…
 
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