Thursday, August 13, 2009

From the garden...

Marigolds in our cut flower beds near the garden entrance. Notice the small grape plant trellising up the deer fence too.
Beets, carrots, and cucumbers in our Seed to Supper plot. The children in our summer camp program plant and maintain three 20 foot long rows of mixed vegetables.

Yarrow, a medicinal plant, in the herb garden.

Different varieties of basil in the herb garden.

Our tomato area. We use intercropping, or companion planting, throughout the garden to protect against pests and contribute to the health of our plants and soil. Here, we plant basil with our tomatoes, which is supposed to add to the flavor of both plants as well.

A honeybee going about her work.

Squash blossoms opening up to the morning sunshine.

An Eastern Tiger Swallowtail drinking nectar from a silphium plant.

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