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Our Best Garden Photos of 2017
November 14, 2017

I love gardening, and I also love taking pictures. Publishing Senior Gardening allows me to combine both avocations. Most of the photos below have appeared somewhere on Senior Gardening during the last year.

My favorite shot of the year was of an incredibly delicious seedless watermelon. Often, seedless varieties don't measure up in flavor to their seeded ancestors. This one did.

A seedless watermelon that tasted as good as it looked

Clicking on an image will open a larger version of it in a new tab or window. Hovering your mouse over any image should display a description of the image.

All photos on this page are copyrighted, but may be used for desktop photos without permission or payment. All other use requires prior consent, massive royalty payments, your left pinkie finger...grin (Actually, I'm a pretty soft touch on non-commercial use of my photos, especially for educators. Just , please.)

Dianthus in herb garden Violet of Sicily cauliflower Potato blossoms
Spinach Salad Daffodils in snow Trailing impatiens in coco basket planter
Deluxe leftovers from the garden Mama's Girl Hybrid watermelon Busy kitchen: potatoes, seed fermenting and drying, gloxinia, wandering jew plant
Butterflies on zinnias Fresh picked asparagus Black snake subduing its dinner in our garden
Clusters of Earlirouge tomatoes Green beans Zinnias
Maverick Red geranium Digging sweet potatoes Lots of kale
Fall cauliflower Fall Earliest Red Sweet peppers Honeybees on buckwheat blooms


I'm a sucker for shots of apple blossoms. After stewing a bit over which one was best, I decided to use all three photos taken in early April.

Apple blossoms 1 Apple blossoms 2 Apple blossoms 3

I do turn the camera for vertical shots sometimes.

Plant rack in full production Snapdragons along pea trellises I like zinnias
Planting fall carrots amid established flowers and crops Early green beans Watermelons for the food bank Spring spinach row
Tulips and spinach Snapdragons Granddaughter eating ripe tomato
Vinca and kale Making applesauce Fall carrot rows and flowers

And a few larger shots...

Earlirouge tomatoes still producing in mid-October

Buckwheat with hairy vetch emerging under it

Gloxinias on dining room table


Our raised beds - August 1, 2017 Our East Garden - August 1, 2017

Photo Gear

I haven't changed any of our photo gear since last year, so I'll just provide a link to that information for those who might be interested in what I use.

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Evening sky, October 13, 2017

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