It’s hard to escape the fact that summer is in full-force. It’s hot everywhere, from what I can tell. I’ve heard that many gardens this year are really suffering, due to the drought here, but my back-yard garden is doing well. It’s shaded from all-day frying by the shade of our aspen trees to the west. We ate fresh homegrown tomatoes this weekend.
I started some classes early this spring, and they planted the seeds of some new skills I’m working on. Like my growing plants, my skills are growing. Some are growing by leaps and bounds, some are a little slower, and some, well, aren’t my strength. But together, they all work together to reach the overall goal. After all, the flowers in the garden don’t produce any fruit, but they attract all the bees, butterflies, and others who pollinate the vegetables.
My grape vines are really taking off, but there’s no fruit. I’m not sure why; if anyone has any insight on that, please let me know. The other vegetables are doing fine. I hope that my own “seeds” will fare this well too!
Your garden looks beautiful, and how exciting to have your own pear tree! We have a small veggie garden, and we get excited every time a new veggie develops. About your grapes not bearing fruit, I don’t know what type of grapes you planted, but check out this site: http://www.my-grape-vine.com/blog/no-grapes-on-my-grape-vine/
maybe there’ll be some helpful info for you there. Apparently there are a lot of people who have the same issue – there are Q&A forums online that you can find through Google, all dealing with the same thing. Good luck! 🙂
Thanks. I’ve looked through the recommended link and will go out and look at my vines. Thank you for the suggestion!
Your pear is beautiful. How interesting it is that I just painted a still life of a pear! It was my warm-up painting to get the feel of the brushes again after not painting for fifteen years. I will save that pear painting for you as a momento of your first successful pear!
I am proud of you for not doing what is aways easy. You have learned to struggle successfully with the things that are not easy. That is wisdom personified, a real gift.
Wisdom or masochism?
Oh I need to make the most of what I have here – your post has given me a wake-up call!
Good luck! I know it it’s almost spring there, right?
Very wintery still but spring is supposedly on its way!
Good luck with your wake-up call.