Saturday on the Farm

I didn’t edit the background on the flower picture. That’s the way it came out! I had this happen once before when I took a picture of a sunflower and the background came out blue. I think it’s so cool. I just wish I knew what I did so I could replicate it whenever I want to. I used the same setting to take all these pictures, so it’s not something I changed on the camera.

I don’t know for sure what kind of flower it is, as my daughter planted a pack of “cutting flowers. This is just one of the bunch.

I love how different the stages of the Hibiscus flowers are.

The other night, the guys brought in all these cucumbers and 2 zucchinis.

And then last night, they brought in all these! I better get busy making pickles and freezing and dehydrating the zucchini.

This is the first year we’ve had haws on the Hawthorne tree. The leaves are dying out on the tree, but the haws are hanging in there. lol

Here are the squash plants with the green beans behind them. There are actually a couple of squash plants that aren’t in the picture. There is another green bean fence behind this one that you can’t tell in the picture.

We haven’t had any yellow squash yet. But they’re coming!

Now that you’ve seen my gardens, what’s in your gardens?


Here are a few websites I found interesting and helpful this week:

How to Deal with Japanese Beetles



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  1. I had no idea that hawthorns had fruit-I must have been around non bearing varieties or males perhaps? Do you eat them? Our poor garden is suffering with the extreme heat, even if we water every day. Beans and tomatoes are still doing well but the cucumbers are slowing down considerably. You produce looks great.
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  2. I agree, your cukes and zukes look amazing. I hope you share your recipes for pickles and freezing the zucchini. I have never tried that. I love your garden, it looks fantastic. Our garden is hanging in there, in spite of 95+ degree weather and high humidity. I am the weak one. Great pics, especially the beautiful flower with the high contrast blue background.
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  3. Your plants look great! We are just as hot here with high humidity also and it’s taking it’s toll on my garden and, more importantly, my stamina.

    I think the flower in your first picture is a prairie coreopsis.
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  4. I’m impressed! Lots of weeds are growing in my garden right now! Tomorrow is weeding day for me. I just grow flowers. I did visit a lavender farm, you should stop by and see the flowers on the farm.
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  5. I too love the picture of your sunflower and your gardens look fantastic! There is nothing like a fresh cucumber or squash from the garden. Have a great day!

  6. I love that top flower! My yards (front and back( have tons of fruit trees and in the front we have random flowers also.
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  1. […] a Hawthorne Tree in full bloom. The fruit of this tree is call a haw, and can be used to make jelly. We got haws for the first time last year, but I wasn’t able […]