Good Harvest Blessings

Greetings, dear pond readers! This is a small post of pictures of the produce I’ve gathered from my 2021 Good News Garden.

Sooner than later, I’m hopeful that I will post about some of the yummy food that I’ve made and shared with this produce. The berries did get devoured almost immediately because blueberries are magically delicious. The honeydew did not turn out. The two pictured above were about the size of a nectarine and although they smelled amazing, they did not taste good. Hopefully, the next batch turns out to be edible.

The flowers in my Good News Garden have been a delight. My Black-eyed Susans have bloomed with masses of color once again, the sunflowers proved to not only be beautiful but also effective at attracting a variety of songbirds, and I have been blessed with an unexpected surprise. A morning glory has been growing and blooming alongside my melons for the last couple weeks. I’ve been optimistically planting morning glory seeds for a couple years to no avail. I don’t recall actually planting seeds where they bloomed but given my chaotic planting style, that is not overly surprising. Morning glories always remind me of a particular dear friend and her mom, especially in growing places; finding this vine and checking on it every day has been like a long distance hug.

In one chaos pot planted by my Wee Bairn, some mysterious, leggy sunflowers have been growing all summer. I had no idea when they would bloom or what they would look like but finally this week, they bloomed a beautiful autumn orange red. When I showed my Wee Bairn, there was much joyful squealing and the resilient flower shown below immediately survived being kissed by a preschooler. This chaos pot of sunflowers has also been feeding chickadees, sparrows, and gold finches. Watching them perch on such delicate flowers has been highly entertaining and soothing. Even though the sunflower stems are slender and twine around in surreal shapes to face the sun, they always bounce back and keep blooming no matter how many birds peck at them or young children hug them. It’s inspiring to see.

Are you growing anything, dear pond readers? Harvesting anything delightful? Creating fun, end of summer memories?

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2 thoughts on “Good Harvest Blessings

  1. Wow, you have a great crop from such a small garden. We have never been able to get blueberry plants to grow. Keep up the good work. JWL

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