Now that it's the middle of summer, I thought I'd take you on a tour of our garden. This is a lovely stage in the garden because there are so many flowers blooming, whether it's early spring crops that have bolted or the abundance of vegetable flowers that soon yield to fruit. Bumblebees, honey bees, wasps and other pollinators are hard at work and you can hear the buzzing as you lean down in a row. There are also small birds flitting between the rows and hiding in the foliage. Butterflies will occasionally flutter through and we've even seen a few dragonflies. Deer munch around the perimeter and look longingly inside, but we shoo them away if they get too curious.
Sunflowers made their appearance in two areas where they had grown in prior years. Amazing how these beautiful flowering plants come up every year without us having to do anything at all.