Down low in the garden

Last week I posted some close up photos of the flowers in my garden. This week I decided to get down low and take shots from another angle. I only lasted a short while out there, because it is rather hot out there, and when you are a woman “of a certain age” the heat gets to you even more. I don’t have hot flashes, there is no “off”  I am just hot all… the… time…


But, you don’t want to hear about that so, on with the photos.


The Three Sisters, or what is left of them. The theory of companion planting says the corn will provide the support for the pole beans, the squash will shade the roots and the green beans will help the other two affix nitrogen.

3 sisters in a raised garden bed

The raised beds were not deep enough, silly me thought the plants would start in the beds and then grow into the soil below. Nope! Weeds grew up, but the plants could not penetrate our granite like soil. Note to self, build the planters up another layer before Fall planting. The squash never did much of anything and the corn did just okay. Lots of green beans though.

pole beans growing


I have two different types of lavender in the yard, English and French, and several plants of each. I love it! and so do the bees.

lavender in bloom

bee on a lavender bloomAfter this photo was taken the basil was subsequently harvested and made into Pesto and frozen. I will take some out soon to make Pesto Fries (yes, you read that right, PESTO FRIES! and they are AMAZING!)

basil photo from underneath the leaves

And finally, one of the water lilies in the pond.

pink water lily

I haven’t set up my link party page yet, but this post will be shared on Photo Friday over at Pierced Wonderings. If you want to see some really lovely photos, go check it out.

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  1. Your garden sounds lovely and I know the lavender smells wonderful.

    • Jen on August 10, 2015 at 12:49 am
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    One of my goals is to create a sustaining garden for us. I thought that perhaps we might put in a fall/winter garden, but I don’t think we’re going to have the time to get around to it. *sigh* Putting it on the list for next year. I also need to make a plan for lavender. I love the scent – it’s one of my favorites.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Photo Friday again this week!

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