Category: backyard garden

First ripe raspberries at my parents’ ho…

First ripe raspberries at my parents’ house.

We have a few small raised beds at my parents’…

We have a few small raised beds at my parents’ house in another area of Santa Rosa (which was thankfully not affected by the October wildfires) where we will be growing raspberries, rhubarb, and 6 tomato plants this summer. A smaller garden than we’ve had in past years at Opa’s, but I’m still grateful to have a summer harvest to look forward to. 

January in the garden. Not sure what’s n…

January in the garden. Not sure what’s next yet, but doing our best to stay hopeful.

Summer subtly turning toward fall these days. (Only two pumpkins…

Summer subtly turning toward fall these days. (Only two pumpkins survived the crazy heatwave we had at the beginning of September. The second round of figs are happening. And the Juliet tomato is still out of control – all of the tomatoes in that top right box are from a single plant!) 

Mid-September in the garden. 

Mid-September in the garden. 

Still going. 

Still going. 

Tomato season is always the best season. So much color and so…

Tomato season is always the best season. So much color and so much flavor gives me so much happiness! 

Rainbow tomatoes. 

Rainbow tomatoes. 

Taken from under our towering sunflowers while picking…

Taken from under our towering sunflowers while picking tomatoes. 

Bright sunflower babe. 

Bright sunflower babe.