Remember that apple tree full of gorgeous blossoms, the branches bending down under their weight? Yeah, sadly, the fruit’s not nearly as impressive. Fewer apples than we had last year, even, and the ones I have any hope of reaching are tiny things.
I potted up three tomato plants from Home Depot this year, and they’ve all got tomatoes growing on them — beefsteak, Roma, and cherry tomatoes. With luck, some of them will even be ripe before the first frost. (Next year, I really must start my garden a couple of months sooner!)
Then there are the sunflowers I planted. They’re not very tall (some birds stole the seeds that are supposed to grow into twelve-foot plants), but they’re getting ready to bloom. No idea why some of the weeds around them look like I planted corn.
And something’s been eating my hostas. Could be rabbits. Could be deer, although that seems rather unlikely right next to our front walkway. (Although who knows? I did see one deer at the house across the street, on the driveway, nibbling away at the flowers they had bought to landscape with.)
How’s your garden growing these days?