Morning at May Dreams Gardens All gardens are especially happy, peaceful places early in the morning and in the evening right before the sunset.
The early morning sun hasn't quite reached these zinnias, but is shining brightly on the false or oxeye sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides).
The oxeye sunflowers are a bit weedy but they are so bright and sunny that I let a few of them grow anyway.
The dew is still on the grapes.
These are the variety 'Concord' and from my one vine, I'm expecting a big harvest. Start sending me those recipes for pies, jams, and jellies, or let me know where to ship your share of the harvest to.
The corn is tall and tasseling.
I'm not watching my sweet corn as closely as last year, just hoping I'll go out there one day and find an ear or two to harvest. The corn at my other garden isn't doing too good, suffering from lack of rain. The corn here has been watered deeply once a week.
I have three long beds of green beans, the equivalent of two 24 foot long rows.
I planted extra because most years the bunnies eat so many of them, I thought it might increase my odds of getting a few if I planted more. Imagine, thinking there is a limit on how much bunnies can eat? But for whatever reason, the bunnies ate on these beans a little earlier in the season but have left them alone for the past several weeks. Look at all those blooms! I'll surely get green beans this year!
My tomatoes are still green.
I dreamed the other night that I was harvesting my first ripe tomatoes, but when I woke up and checked out in the garden, they were all still green. Do you dream about your garden?
I've been reading about everyone's first tomatoes and leaving nice comments when they post about them. My day will come, and then I can unveil the newly improved ritual of the first tomato. I'm going to need to borrow the bells from my oldest sister, as I think they might be part of the new ritual, but she might need some convincing to let me borrow them. I would probably have to leave a big deposit or something like that.
But it will still be a couple more weeks, at least, before my first tomato ripens so I have time to plan a ritual without bells, if I have to. What is it they say? Good things come to those who wait.
If that is the case, then I expect my harvest basket will soon be filled with red tomatoes.
In the meantime, I'll enjoy this harvest which includes more squash and the first cucumbers and banana peppers.
And I'll enjoy my mornings at May Dreams Gardens. What are mornings like in your garden?