The herb garden is thriving with dill, lemon balm, chamomile, lavender, sage, oregano, echinachea, rosemary, and thyme.
We've made vegetable dip with our dill, flavored water with the lemon balm, and shared bouquets of lavender with friends. We've also harvested and enjoyed several artichokes from this booming plant. The first night we made them Mason said, "I don't want to try them. Maybe when I am bigger." The last time we made them he said, "I am brave and I will try them." After a bite he said, "Hmmm, not bad. (a quote from his Charlie and Lola book)" Then he proceeded to enjoy several more buttery bites.
Our pumpkins from last year were rototilled into the soil up on the hill and have regenerated into this raging pumpkin patch. Mason likes to visit the baby pumpkin and give it a little pat. Hopefully we will have several more in time for his pumpkin patch birthday party in October.
Snap peas, snow peas, and swiss chard have been harvested and enjoyed from the side garden and sunflowers have popped up from rouge seeds from last year's plants. I prefer cooked chard, but Mason likes to grab a leaf and eat it like a lollipop as he strolls around the yard.
I made a flower fairy with our hollyhocks.
We harvested and enjoyed several carrots. Mason practiced his photography here and actually got a shot with my head in it. (Usually he gets everyone's mid-section.)
Next time you're are in our neighborhood stop by and see things in person. We'll have plenty more tasty treats to share.