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Our garden features 3 different kinds of flowers and 2 types of sunflowers. Every time we head over to the garden we are amazed at the number of bees the flowers attract. Here are some pictures of our flowers, you will notice in most of the pictures a bee is present.

Blue Cornflowers

Purple Cornflower

Indian Prince Flowers


Lavatera flower

closed sunflower

open sunflower with a bee

The men of experiment are like the ant; they only collect and use. But the bee . . . gathers its materials from the flowers of the garden and of the field, but transforms and digests it by a power of its own.

~Leonardo DaVinci

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On Thursday evening I went over to the garden to harvest some lettuce for dinner and saw that some of the sunflowers had bloomed. A couple of the sunflowers are over 10′ tall.

The amazing thing about sunflowers is the intricate pattern the seeds make on the inside

I love this picture of a sunflower just about to bloom

This is the Evening sunflower that is growing in the eggplant patch

Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.

~Henry Ward Beecher

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Today was a pretty exciting day in the garden. We picked about 20 beets, 8 onions, and a few bunches of lettuce. The tomatoes are looking very good, I actually picked a couple of the Gooseberry yellow tomatoes and ate them right off the vine. The peppers are also looking very good. For the first time this summer we are going through a hot stretch, yesterday it was in the low-9o’s, today it was in the upper-80’s and very humid. We also got quite a bit of rain this weekend.

Here are the pics:

Here are some of the flowers we planted, notice the honeybee on the purple flower…

Green zebra tomatoes

Santa Fe pepper

This is an evening sunflower we discovered growing with the eggplants. It looks similar to the sunflower plant that is growing in a nearby neighbors garden.

Then we saw this…

gooseberry tomatoes

Today’s harvest…

One of the most important resources that a garden makes available for use, is the gardener’s own body. A garden gives the body the dignity of working in its own support. It is a way of rejoining the human race.
-Wendell Berry

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