What’s Happening in the Garden–7/31/15

Hello out there! Another short and sweet post.. so many reasons, I could go on and on, but I’m going to focus on the garden today.

Things are cooking, growing, producing, blooming… not at the usual July 31st rate, but that’s okay.

IMG_9229 My favorite border has started to come into full bloom.This is kind of a wild and crazy space…

IMG_9231We’ve been eating lots of beans.

IMG_9233The first broccoli flower is starting to appear.IMG_9236A tomatillo self-seeded from last year… IMG_9237The peppers finally found their mojo!

IMG_9246Definitely a good thing!

IMG_9239We managed to stake and cage the most precious of the tomato plants last weekend. I have many growing kind of wildly and enough that are up off of the ground and well trimmed to keep me happy.IMG_9241A blog that I follow (I’m sorry that I can’t remember which one) just talked about this year being the year of the tomato in their garden. We’re having the year of the onion here. Who would have thought?IMG_9242Sweet…

IMG_9243Early girls are starting to turn pink… we will have tomatoes this year, I know we will!IMG_9244The opal basil rebounded nicely. I had completely given up hope on this. It was so spindly and small that I could barely see it a few weeks ago. Never underestimate the magic out here folks!  IMG_9248 Dill is the same way… it’s everywhere.

I love growing dill.

IMG_9250 I do think that if it’s not eaten by critters we may have lots of eggplant soon. We’re not eggplant eaters, but we’re good sharers.IMG_9251 Black eye susan are everywhere, in all of their sunshiny glory!  IMG_9254

Here’s the view looking down.

Lots of love to all of you! Thanks so so much for stopping by!




  1. This weather has sure made for an unusual growing season. We have been enjoying cherry tomatoes and just picked our first two big ones. Yeah! Peppers are good, cucumbers are prolific, squash is dying and the perennials are beautiful. Oh well, the life of the gardener. 🙂


    1. I know Judy, you just never know what’s going to happen! I love that about gardening (most of the time!)… Glad to hear that your picking some tomatoes!


      1. I just wish I wasn’t picking so many yellow and brown leaves off the plants. Hope they live long enough for the fruit to ripen. 🙂


  2. Lisa says:

    Your garden looks amazing as usual. We have had an over abundance of cucumbers and now the grape and cherry tomatoes are in full swing. Have my first batch of cockpit tomato sauce cooking using our Romas. Zucchini plants we’re killed by bugs after only 3. Peppers are doing great too! Eggplants look bad then good then bad again so we’ll see lol.


    1. Your garden looks amazing this year Room! I took the year off of all squashes and cucumbers to try to reduce the squash borers. They were just so bad and I haven’t had as much time in the garden as I usually do. My eggplant is kind of up and down too. Thanks for stopping by and for sharing! xoxo


  3. Everything looks so abundant and healthy.


    1. It’s getting there! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


      1. You’re welcome!


  4. Dawn says:

    Your garden is really flourishing now, Michele! Your colorful border garden truly shines against your picket fence! Wishing you nice days in August! ♡


    1. Thanks Dawn! Wishing you great garden days too!


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