July First in the Garden


I don’t know about all of you, but I am having a difficult time swallowing the fact that today is July 1st.  Where did June go?  Perhaps it was washed away by all of that crazy rain we have been having here in northern Illinois.  But as I sit here, looking out my kitchen window on this first Monday of July, I am shocked by how different this view looks from that of last year.  Peering at me from the other side of my window is a sea of green:  green grass, green vegetables, and lots of green weeds.  This landscape stands in sharp contrast to the garden of last year where everything had a tinge of brown to it.  What a truly striking difference a year makes.

Last July:


This July:


Just plain crazy isn’t it?  Well, I have all kinds of garden goodness coming your way this week, and this is just the beginning.  Join me for a walk through the very lush, very green garden…

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And just one last little treat for you…Here is what the garden looked like before I took all of the above pictures…and spent six lovely hours weeding.  Ah.  Gotta love gardening and all of the hills and valleys it brings to our daily lives.


Happy Monday all!

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