We have been working hard on the garden again this year and are seeing the fruits (literally) of our labor.  In May we had lots of strawberries, then raspberries and now blackberries.  We are waiting on the fig tree to bud as well as the blueberries.  We do have some nectarines growing, but we probably won’t end up getting to harvest them because the tree is so small (we just planted it last year).  Daniel has thoroughly enjoyed picking the berries with me, washing them off with the hose and eating them in the warm sun… does life get any better? 

With all the rain we have had this year, I wasn’t too sure anything was going to happen with the garden!  My sugar snap peas got powdery mildew AGAIN, so I just pulled them up.  So far they are the only casualties we have had.  We had a pretty nice crop of asparagus for our 2nd year, so I am happy about it.  In addition to these veggies, we also have growing: two varieties of zucchini (we have had 2 so far), yellow squash, pole beans, peppers, jalapenos, eggplant, two types of cucumber, 7 tomato plants (cherokee purple is by far our favorite; it is an heirloom tomato that is beautiful and delicious).  We also have an herb garden with rosemary, sage, basil, oregano, dill, parsley, chamomile, cilantro and chives.  In the next week or so we are going to plant some winter squash, so I need to make a place for it. 

By the way, when I was at a nursery last week getting flowers, I happened to be interviewed for an article in the Tulsa World.  Here is a link to the article, if you are interested:  http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/article.aspx?articleID=20080622_47_E1_hGreen717450

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