The garden is starting to hit its summer stride.

Thought you’d enjoy these work-in-progress pix!

Love, love, love sunflowers.

Love, love, love sunflowers.

I have the best luck with the humble flowers--geraniums, zinnias, sunflowers, begonias. I'm sure there's a metaphor in that.

I have the best luck with the humble flowers–geraniums, zinnias, sunflowers, begonias. I’m sure there’s a metaphor in that. Gotta have nasturtiums at the edge of the beds. This one was a volunteer from last year. The best kind!

Toffee kept getting in the middle of the pix. Silly pup.

Toffee kept getting in the middle of the pix. Silly pup.

Begonias are...da bomb.

Begonias are…da bomb.

I grew these sunflowers from seed. I try to grow a lot for bird seed. Will show more pix as they get big and bloom. They are so breathtaking!

I grew these sunflowers from seed. I try to grow a lot for bird seed. Will show more pix as they get big and bloom. They are so breathtaking!

This is an Amish cantalope! I couldn't resist.

This is an Amish cantaloupe! I couldn’t resist.

Honestly...is there anything better than a homegrown strawberry?!

Honestly…is there anything better than a homegrown strawberry?!

My dad helped me plant these grapes, when he was in early stages Alzheimer's. They always remind me of him.

My dad helped me plant these grapes, when he was in early stages Alzheimer’s. They always remind me of him.

Apples are starting to drop from the trees!

Apples are starting to drop from the trees!

Tomatoes are starting to come in. All kinds! Cherry, beefsteak, pear. Dee-lish.

Tomatoes are starting to come in. All kinds! Cherry, beefsteak, pear. Dee-lish.

What's a garden without basil? I have a lot of plants scattered throughout the garden beds. I want to harvest it all summer long.

What’s a garden without basil? I have a lot of plants scattered throughout the garden beds. I want to harvest it all summer long.

Gotta have nasturtiums at the edge of the beds. This one was a volunteer from last year. The best kind!

Gotta have nasturtiums at the edge of the beds. This one was a volunteer from last year. The best kind!

What about you? Do you have summer favorites that you grow each year?

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.

Comments

  1. Very nice photos of your garden. I am not a gardener but I admire those who are.