Category: backyard garden

This is what resiliency looks like and what ho…

This is what resiliency looks like and what hope feels like. Head up, heart strong. 

Such a gift to be able to harvest tomatoes and…

Such a gift to be able to harvest tomatoes and pick sunflowers from our property still this summer. 

A ripening pumpkin from another volunteer plan…

A ripening pumpkin from another volunteer plant. 

Volunteer sunflowers that are twice as tall as…

Volunteer sunflowers that are twice as tall as I am in Opa’s garden beds.

Backyard summer treats!

Backyard summer treats!

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.