I love when food looks pretty as well as tastes good. Summer salads are often so much prettier than winter ones. Here is last night's example:
|Boston and iceberg lettuces, red grapes, blue borage blossoms, orange nasturtium flowers, purslane|
|My husband looping a trailing vine of the winter squash up onto the trellis. As you can see in the left bed, I planted too many tomatoes, but after last year, I couldn't help myself.|
My garden is doing its thing - we are getting pretty good at going vertical - the nasty rose we transplanted/uprooted (which I am waiting for some rosarian to tell me was a rare heirloom) was on an old and somewhat rusty green trellis. Instead of ditching it, we gave it a new life for another season or two - before it rusts through - as a squash trellis.
|Winter squash to the left of photo, cucumber and a small watermelon on the right side, unmown grass all around, and husband in the center being silly.|
|The two bean towers on the right are loaded, as is the bamboo teepee in front of them. I went a little bean crazy!|
|Hubby being goofy under the hops vines.|
I have to start researching beer recipes. The hops are doing very well this year, and we will have a crop of aromatic and bitter hops. So I will need to make beer soon. I make wine, so I do not find the idea daunting, merely the taste testing. I think most beer tastes like muddy swamp water, so I will depend on my husband and neighbors to let me know when I get it right!