hope springs eternal

Each year we make a little more progress in our garden.  As the summer season winds down, I’m choosing to look at what went right as I look ahead to next year’s garden.

IMG_0940IMG_0941 These calendula and marigolds are the first flowers that I planted from seed in the flower beds that have survived and also blossomed profusely.  (Next year I’m looking forward to having enough calendula to do this.)

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First ever dahlia blossom—with more on the way.  (Sorry for the gross-looking insects!)

IMG_0945 At long last a successful row (kind of) of lettuce grown from seed!

IMG_0946 IMG_0947 If our semi-Indian summer holds out, we may have a somewhat successful harvest of tomatoes and cucumbers.  If nothing else, they grown more prolifically than ever before, and that’s saying something.

IMG_0929 Perhaps most important—there is a little pair of hands that grows increasingly interested and willing to help with the flowers and plants each day.  Definitely a reason for hope.

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