Thursday, May 7, 2009

It's All About the Flowers, Baby

This time of year, that is. Our spring/summer garden is in full swing. Unlike my fall/winter garden, flowers are a GOOD thing in the summer because their appearance means the production of the much anticipated vegies (or I guess technically they are fruits since they contain seeds).

Strawberry blossoms, underneath their netting..

Cucumber blossoms:

Lavender green bean blossoms:

The potatoes are blooming!

Summer squash blossoms:

Tomato plants flowering:

Pepper blossoms proliferating:

Marvelous marigolds (volunteers!)

And two flowers that LOVE the summer heat:

Lantana and


I have to have something to keep me happy when it's 110 in the shade!


Momza said...

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful!

Allyson said...

how pretty! I luv the flowers too, although I'm not sure they help me much with the temp's!

Patrice said...

Oh, and those flowers are even prettier when they are the beginnings of food! You are a very good nurturer . . . of gardens AND children AND Relief Society Sisters!

Lisa said...

BEAUTIFUL! How exciting to see your garden growing so well. All that hard work starting to pay off!

Reno said...

Whew- I thought it was hot here (in the 90s) but you've got us beat. Love your flowers and flowering things.

Alice Wills Gold said...

I love budding flowers, epecially in the garden when they are going to turn into food.

I want your garden, but I don't want to do all the work.

Lori said...

What a clever thing to blog! I love flowers...they are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!