Friday PhotoEssay

Bowl of CherriesGot your attention, didn’t I? The cherry tomatoes are making their presence known, and although the Master Gardeners haven’t realized it yet, they are going to hate the 8 cherry tomato plants in another couple weeks because of the sheer volume of tomatoes!

This colorful array of tomatoes is almost too tasty to eat. All of the different varieties have made an appearance now, except for Italian Ice. For some reason it is lagging behind. I found the first ripe Green Grape tomatoes hiding near the base of the plant today. They have a gold tinge, which helped to identify them.

Green GrapeThere are those sneaky Green Grape tomatoes. They outsides have turned yellow, but the insides are still a nice lime green!

Swallotail Butterfly CaterpillarThe Swallowtail Butterfly caterpillars are happily munching their way through the fennel and dill that was plnated just for them.

Mixed ZinniasThe zinnias are continuing to impress. These are really nice to use as cutflowers.

Center Herb GardenThis is the center of our demonstration garden, and the center of the herb garden. It is consistently beautiful. It seems like something new is blooming every week!

Lush and GreenOur garden is lush and green! How about yours?

Have a great 4th of July weekend!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on July 3, 2009, in Insects Abound!, PhotoEssays and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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