Ellen with golden beets
Beautiful pictures!!! … but are you sure those strawberries are fruiting in “OUR GARDEN”?
Isn’t it awesome. I’ve never seen a potato flower before, and at age 67 there is always something new. The gooseberries were so translucent, with a drop of dew hanging on…beautiful. And the young mulberry next to the mature fruit. So up close and friendly! Nice shots. Of course a mother would say that. 🙂
Carolyn: Well, um, er…those are actually a particular strawberry varietal called the Foreclosure Berry…probably a cousin of the famous tomato called the Mortgage Lifter! The house next door to our garden was foreclosed upon recently and a short fence between the properties came down, leaving us easy access to a weedy, overgrown strawberry patch in the adjacent yard. No one is around to eat them, so we nick a few! And we’re keeping an eye on the apple trees in the front yard too…I guess that’s called urban foraging!
Mom: And of course the exciting thing about a potato flower is that it means the plant is starting to set potatoes underground! Which reminds me that I put one last layer of box around our potato plants and need to run over today or tomorrow to fill them with more soil…
I had NO idea they had such beautiful blossoms!! And how appetizing! GREAT job guys!
Enjoy the fruits (and vegetables!) of your labor! 🙂
I agree with Grandma and Kathy!!! Sorry Carolyn! 🙂 I love looking at photos…they sum a whole story up into one shot!!!! 😉
I have always loved the humble, little potato flower. White and yellow…a favorite color combination, too. And the kicker is that it in itself bears no fruit or seed. It only flags what’s happening below. Nice photo, Grant. That close-up shot looks heavenly.
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