Top 20 Photos from the 2021 Garden

The gardens are finally resting after a productive and beautiful season.

Enjoy a tour of the gardens by scrolling through 20 of our favorite moments.


20

Coreopsis, Lance-Leaf

June

This plant came from a wildflower seed mixture that was given to us.

19

Lonicera, Major Wheeler

July

I planted this Lonicera (Honeysuckle) in the spring of 2020. In 2020 it climbed about 12”. This year it climbed up to 5′. Its mature height will be 6′-10′.

18

Hide and Seek

July

I will forever grow sweet corn for the memories of my children playing barefoot between the rows.

Sweet corn, Sweetness
Beans, Bush Blue Lake 274

17

Yarrow

June

This pink yarrow was transplanted from my grandmother’s garden. This is the toughest plant in my garden by far.

16

Pea, Maestro

June

I believe when I took this photo I said, “They are built so ladylike!” Do you agree?

15

Strawberry, Whopper

June

The first year for our strawberries. I started with four plants and they quickly spread.

14

Shasta Daisy, Snow Lady

July

In 2017 I planted 18 Snow Lady seeds and one sprouted. This plant has been one of my favorites from its very beginning.

13

Sedum, Autumn Joy

May

This is a fall flowering plant, so one could say that there isn’t much to look forward to in the springtime.

I disagree. The delicate way the leaves hold raindrops is one of my favorite spring sights in the garden.

12

Zinnia, Giant Flowered Mixed Colors Seeds

September

I planted a lot of zinnia seeds in early May. By July the gardens were exploding with color.

11

A Special Visitor

September

I’m always on the lookout for Wooly Bear caterpillars in the fall. The folklore about their ability to predict winter weather is too fun to pass up.

10

The Tunnel

July

When the fast growing sunflowers turn into a canopy this becomes the perfect space for the kids’ imaginations to go wild.

Sweet Corn, Sweetness
Sunflower, Fun ‘n Sun Blend

09

Raspberry, Caroline

October

I planted three raspberry plants in April of 2020. They had steady growth the first year and this summer they produced their first fruits. These plants produced berries from July through mid-October.

We’re always heading to the bushes for a snack. Who could resist their ready-to-eat treat?

08

Sunflower, Fun ‘n Sun Blend

July

All of the sunflowers this year were volunteers from the plants I grew in 2020. The tallest plant from the bunch reached 11′ 5” by the end of July.

07

Sunflower, Fun ‘n Sun Blend

July

I can’t help but admire the design of sunflowers.

06

Cucumber, Burpless Beauty

July

It’s fun to watch the bees in the gardens.

05

Zinnia, Purple Prince

August

The zinnias added stunning colors to the gardens this year.

04

Lavender

August

Three lavender plants joined the landscaping this year.

Walking past this garden is a joy; the combined fragrance from lavender and bee balm is impressive.

03

Onion, Walla Walla

July

I’m a sucker for an orderly row.

02

Tomato, Early Girl Hybrid

July

Hands down, this is the cutest stage of growing tomatoes.

01

Sunflower, Fun ‘n Sun Blend

September

Beauty is found in every season.

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Published by Kerri

Hi there! I love helping and encouraging others to try new things. Here on The Sunny Wren, you'll find useful tips, fun ideas, and inspiration for gardening, homesteading, and family fun.

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