Buds, Blooms, and Veggies!


Green buttons wrapped tight
Rays of sunshine tucked inside
just waiting to burst

The sunflowers are getting ready to brighten the yard.

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Bright stars on the ground
Petals open, just one day
Quickly! Make a wish

Make a wish on this big star!

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After seven weeks of waiting, we picked our first harvest of zucchini.  Two plants produced these beauties and more are on the way!  I sliced one up and put it my dinner salad.  There is nothing quite as tasty as homegrown zucchini – so sweet and juicy!

Zucchini waiting to be picked!

The first harvest! Next stop: The kitchen.

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c.b. 2012

38 thoughts on “Buds, Blooms, and Veggies!

  1. I think you took all my growing power. None of my zucchini or yellow squash has done anything this year. The whole garden is struggling. Glad to see you are doing so well.


    • Thanks! 🙂

      I’m trying to take shots each day as it grows and starts to open. Its amazing to watch the transition unfold. Today, I saw little yellow petals developing inside. They are going to open soon and I’m going to try and capture the moment at the same angle. 🙂


  2. You’re lucky to have such nice-looking zucchini already! Here, way up north, we’re still getting the odd night of frost, so very few folk have actually planted anything yet, let alone has anything to harvest! Enjoy your dinner! 🙂

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  3. C.B., this looks delicious! You are so far ahead of us. We have just barely planted our zucchini, and here you are enjoying the vegetable! Lovely post.


    • Planting in early April is usually considered late by Arizona standards, (early March is ideal), so we are very lucky that the garden bloomed the way it did. Some of the second batch seedlings didn’t make it, but the first round are still going strong. 🙂


  4. Marvellous! We live in an apartment, and my husband — who’s very much into gardening — missed that so much so now he’s gotten himself a plot in the community garden! Will be fun …


      • Did you read the Writer Unboxed posting? I reposted it on FB yesterday-about gardens in the neighborhood, and how it represents letting go and impermanence. Such change, and on a daily basis! Seasons-growing, dying, fallow, replanting. The universe really does recreate itself in every living (and even nonliving) thing. I miss growing things, taking care of the garden, harvesting, talking to the plants, cooking the goodies with love . . .


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