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Our Best Garden Photos of 2020
December 8, 2020

I love gardening, and I also enjoy 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 photo of the year turned out to be an Earliest Red Sweet pepper plant. It's hard to take a bad picture of a pepper plant with mature fruit on it. The ERS variety is one we've been saving and sharing seed from for years.

Earliest Red Sweet peppeers

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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.)

A "happy" broccoli transplanted on April 6, 2020 Spring peas, broccoli, and cauliflower Purple and white cauliflower
Vinca in hanging basket Geranium in planter Blanching celery
Vinca and petunias Cucumber blossoms Gloxinia in bloom
Snake in plant room A jumbo, early Ali Baba watermelon Ripe tomatoes ready for skinning
Our fall compost pile grows Canned kale soup Canned whole tomatoes
Pumpkins ready to cut First picking (cutting) of pumpkins Pumpkin blossom with bumblebee
Off year for sweet corn, but still delicious New-to-us computers Athena melon
Watermelon in the field Gloxinias Egg carton petunias on windowsill

Food shots:

Green beans, carrots, garlic steaming in chicken broth First Asparagus Meal of the Year Parmesan Yellow Squash
Cut melon pieces Cut melon pieces Cooking tomatoes down to purée
Butternut "yams" Cinnamon rolls Ham salad sandwich made with our pickle relish and our lettuce

I do turn the camera for vertical shots sometimes.

Geranium seed germinated on coffee filter Kale ready to pick with geraniums Lots of Japanese Long Pickling cucumbers
Using Squeezo Strainer to process tomatoes for tomato purée Honey Bunch grape tomatoes Our first good harvest of sweet corn in several years
Our kitchen window Wandering Jew plant Outside, windblown Wandering Jew Slick Pik yellow squash
Apple blossoms Transplants under lights

And a few larger shots...

Makeshift drying/curing table

Trimmed onions on drying table

Lots of long butternut squash (and weeds)

Loaded red pepper plants

Drying/curing table loaded with butternut squash

Evening Sky - October 31, 2020


It seems each year we're blessed with a different bumper crop or two. This year was special, with yellow squash, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, garlic, and melons...lots and lots of melons in August and September to enjoy and share with our local food bank.. We give thanks to God for the bounty and health we've had this season.

Our local food bank
August 20, 2020 August 23, 2020
September 5, 2020 September 14, 2020
September 17, 2020

Butternut squash bound for the food bank - November 2, 2020

Photo Gear

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

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