As the Garden Grows

As mentioned in one of my posts last month, I’ve been thinking about time a lot lately. As we head deep into summer, I’ve been measuring time with the vegetables growing in our raised beds. I love watching our garden transform — it brings me a little bit of joy each day even when everything else in the world has gone to shit.

Some images, from March to now (with the two-year-old making an appearance here and there, usually running away from me):

Early March when the raised beds were still bare.
Lettuce sprouts.
Wandering in early spring.
Lettuce and kale bed on left; potatoes, green beans, and onions on right.
Lemon balm.
Another view of the kale and lettuce.
Exploring the raised beds. Catmint blooming on the right.
The last of the Meyer lemons with the first of the strawberries (and lemon verbena).
Green beans.
Tomatoes in the foreground.
Onions on left; green beans and potatoes on right.
The kale and lettuce (and parsley) growing steadily.
Carrots and beets and overgrown thyme.
Kale and lettuce heads.
Heading to her meeting with the gnomes.
Our patch of lavender. Lots of bees currently buzzing about.
Our first harvest of beans a few days ago.
A quiet long weekend with just butterflies and hummingbirds.

Published by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

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8 thoughts on “As the Garden Grows

  1. What a gorgeous garden! I’ve been working on mine a lot this year, but much of my garden is behind yours—except maybe the strawberries. Have you had a lot of warm weather? For us, the spring and early summer have been cooler than usual.

  2. Your garden is wonderful and quite successful it would appear! I built my first raised beds this year, albeit kind of late so my plants aren’t as far along as they should be. Gardening is wonderful, well done. 🙂

  3. Yum! Your gardens are amazing.

    My husband, Danny, built an above ground garden. It is jam-packed with tomatoes, basil, zucchini, and pumpkins. The vines are spilling over the sides. I love it!

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