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Sunday Stroll: “Fruits of Our Labor” July 26, 2009

Filed under: Farm,Gardening,Summer,Sunday Stroll — everydaywomanusa @ 9:36 am
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Finally, we’re enjoying the fruits of our labor in the garden, especially native sweet corn and tomatoes!

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I can remember when, growing up,  my Mom would say she could live off fresh-picked corn and native tomatoes during the summer, and now I know what she means!  A simple summer supper doesn’t get much better than corn-on-the-cob and tomatoes!

Everyday couple of days, we’ve been having rainstorms that bring another couple inches of rain, but the sun has managed to shine in between.  Still, many of our native vegetables have been running late, but are a welcome sight when they arrive!

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The pickling cukes are ripe, as well as broccoli. . .

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The peaches are soaking up the rain and some early varieties should be ripe by the end of the month . . .

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The pears are taking on nice size . . .

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The hydrangeas are blooming, in all their glory . . .

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At first, the Rose of Sharon buds were just promises on the bushes . . .

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. . . and then the very first bloom appeared . . .

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. . . and, today, just a few days after that very first blossom, we are graced with numerous purple/pink flowers, which adorn our poolside gardens . . .

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What’s growing in your garden?  How has the weather affected you?

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