our weekly garden visits tapered down to monthly garden visits. july was consumed with travels and then august was the beginning of school for us, and saturday mornings have become too lazy. hopefully we will get a september visit in soon.
the sunflowers at the height of their glory were amazing to see.
the watermelon got a fungus that caused the vines to weather and die. all the watermelon had to be harvested that one week. they were SO so good. this is one homer cut open for the bees to enjoy. they loved it as much as we did.
the wine grapes in july. this was their third year at the farm and the first small crop.
a prettier picture of the okra. i was finally able to bring a mess home for my neighbor. does anyone else say "mess" for a vegetable harvest of just the right size for a family dinner? a mess of okra, a mess of squash, a mess of green beans . . . is this southern vernacular? or just a verbal quirk from my family?
next year i am planting okra and habanero peppers. i don't eat either one, but they're both so beautiful!
the wine grapes in august! netted to keep the birds out and ready for harvest!
g thought they were delicious! he kept eating them and the men kept teasing him about getting "drunk" on the "wine" grapes. g didn't quite know what to think. it was really funny.
this is the fruit from the passionflower, tennessee's state wildflower. apparently, these are edible and quite tasty. this one isn't quite ripe. they get a yellow tinge to them when they're ready.
i wish i could have captured one in bloom. they are so exotic looking and just stunning. oh well, it will give me something to shoot for next summer! below are a few links if you'd like to see/know more.