Yesterday's photo - the one that embarrassed Allie so much - came from her guided photo tour of our backyard in honor of today: National Nature Photography Day,
Lead on, Allie!
|Allie: This is called a checkerboard garden: broccoli, peppers, tomatoes, herbs and CATNIP!|
|Lacy cIlantro leaves in front of Mother's onion chives plant|
|A new plant this year: Mexican sweet herb. |
It can be used sparingly to sweeten, though not as safe as stevia.
We have a stevia plant, too! Great for steeping in tea!
|This is an asparagus patch against our house. Very fern-like leaves.|
And asparagus spears make the best toys! I carry them around everywhere!
|Mother's cold frame is housing a crop of arugula and mustard greens.|
|Chive flowers are a lovely lavender. not pink, but then again, I suppose not everything can be....|
|The view at the end of our backyard.Mother calls it a "visual feast". They enjoy morning tea with this view.|
|But of course, the next best thing to catnip in our garden is the luscious grass!|