A Garden in July

It’s been so long since I’ve done a garden update. We’ve been picking strawberries and pulling carrots for several months now and the tomatoes are finally starting to ripen. We have cucumbers growing and lots of herbs and Jeff over did it this time with the hops. They are growing everywhere! Ellie and I enjoy being out in the garden daily, tending to everything and watching the bugs we find.
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We spend so much time outside these days, I thought it would be fun to start bringing some art into the garden too. We painted rocks for the garden the other day and they bring a pop of color out there!
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We also found a lovely little caterpillar friend in our milkweed plants a few weeks back. I thought it would be really neat for Ellie to bring him in and watch him turn into a butterfly, so we bought a butterfly house and made sure he had plenty of fresh milkweed. Well, after watching him turn into a chrysalis, yesterday he finally came out! It was really neat releasing him in our garden. We watched him fly around for a while and then he flew away.
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What’s happening in your July garden?

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3 thoughts on “A Garden in July

  1. Looks awesome Summer! So happy you got to experience the metamorphosis of the monarch, such a wonderful moment. We found a monarch caterpillar a few summers ago and did the same thing. And just this week a caterpillar Reece found formed a J shortly after being put in the bug catcher and we all watched closely as it formed it’s chrysalis. We think it is a painted lady…we should know for sure next week 🙂

    Happy gardening!

  2. Every bit of this blog is so interesting, the rocks the full on garden, the butterfly and so much more. what a cool idea to paint rocks for spreading around in fun places where all healthy things are growing and look at that great red strawberry. What a wonderful family Ellie was born into. Yay for all of you.r

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