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Our Best Garden Photos of 2013
January 5, 2014

With a major winter storm under way, I couldn't seem to get motivated to do anything today but look at what I thought were some nice shots I snapped of our garden plots last year. Since I've already done a feature story reviewing our 2013 garden, I'll just share what I thought were some pretty garden photos.


My Favorite of the Year

My favorite garden shot of the season of some Red Ursa kale leaves came in November, just before I picked the last of our kale.

Red Ursa Kale

Red Ursa Kale

Since large images would take forever to load in ones browser, most of the rest of my picks for this year are shown in reduced size with a larger image available by clicking each photo.

Common (purple) sage in bloom Honeybee on buckwheat Yellow squash
Common (purple) sage in bloom Honeybee on buckwheat Yellow squash

Blossoms, whether flower or vegetable, often make for some nice photos.

Maverick Red geranium bloom Horizon Salmon Geranium Bug on pea blossom
Maverick Red geranium Horizon Salmon geranium Pea blossom (with bug)

A few shots through and around our kitchen windows.

Wife's geranium in bloom Sweet potato plant in glass Hummingbirds
Geranium blooming with snowy background Sweet potato plant Hummingbirds swarming at feeder

Gloxinias in kitchen window

Plants in kitchen

There's always lots of color in our garden. Rich brown soil, multi-colored lettuce, zinnias in bloom, and lush green kale are a delight for the eyes.

Garlic Lettuce patch Long row of zinnias Kale
Garlic in mid-April Multicolored lettuce patch Long row of zinnias Kale
 

And now the rest. Some are good shots, and others are just ones I like.

Marigolds Parasitized hornworm
Marigolds Parasitized hornworm

Asparagus

Asparagus

Butterfly on zinnia Red Knight pepper Strike green beans Carrots in cart
Zinnias, butterfly, and melon Red Knight pepper Strike green beans Fall carrots

Zinnias and buckwheat

Zinnias and buckwheat

Here are a few "product shots," something I've avoided up to this point. The grilling vegetables made me yearn for summer again.

Bell peppers and beer Melon bowl Grilling veggies
Peppers with beer for size reference Melon bowl Grilling veggies

While not "best shots," it seems appropriate to close with photos of our main (backyard) garden plot and our large East Garden.

The Senior Garden - July 15, 2013 Our East Garden - August 6, 2013
The Senior Garden - July 15, 2013 Our East Garden - August 6, 2013

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