garden photos!

garden photos!


I'm in New York City - Astoria, specifically - and have turned my building's backyard into a flower and vegetable garden. These are of a few of the things I'm growing and were taken last weekend. The ones above are of a daylily that planted itself in the yard before I moved in.


This is the back of my garden. That's a honeysuckle vine climbing the back fence, plus beans and clematis, tomatoes tied to the bamboo and a bunch of herbs & some squashes and cucumbers in the bed in front of it. There are a few more beds you can't see, containing strawberries, salad greens, peas and several other things. The bushy stuff in the front left is lemon balm, which is trying to take over.





A clematis flower:



Honeysuckle flowers close up. I know this is invasive and horrible, but it was here when I moved in and makes the whole block smell good:



Echinacea flowers that will bloom in a week or two:





A bud from a gigantic purple butterfly bush that will do the same:



Two varieties of tomatoes! Don't ask which, because I started seeds for six varieties, dropped the container and no longer had any idea which types were where. There are Sun Golds there too but the photos didn't come out well. They're tied to bamboo stakes with strips of fabric from an old t-shirt.








My new fig tree (an experiment, never grown them before) has little figs on it.





Yellow woodsorrel, a weed that's delicious in salad. Don't know what the other plant is.





Beans! I'm growing Kentucky Wonder beans & glorious long beans that I think are native to China. These are Kentucky Wonder leaves:





And last but not least, raspberries, which I've been having for breakfast every day!!

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