Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mid-Season Potager

You are cordially invited to *EXPERIENCE* the Mid-Season Potager.

Here was The Potager on June 16th (Read more about the Potager project HERE):

And here is an overview of our beautiful vegetable garden today, 5 weeks later:

Now that you have seen The Potager from the outside, why don’t you come on in…

And have a closer look around to enjoy the fabulous green garden goodness:

Don’t you feel healthier just looking at all those nutritious vegetables?

If you would like to see more images from the Potager, visit:

Don’t forget to close the garden gate, we wouldn’t want to let the Evil Groundhog back in :)

Thanks for visiting the Potager. See you in a few weeks with the end of season harvest.

Yellow Ox-Eyes

Here is a sampling of some of the Yellow Ox-Eye Daisies currently growing in the Wildflower Meadow:

Cabbage King

I caught this handsome gentleman playing King of the Cabbage:

“A garden without frogs is like a safari park without lions. These seemingly innocuous creatures may look cute and friendly but they are the terror of the waterways, menacing their pray with an almost pacifying stealth.”

Frogs have been hanging out by the dozens in our vegetable garden this year. They are a welcome sight as we do so love to look at them and they really seem to keep the bug population down.

Garden Still Life

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the vegetable garden this summer, so it was inevitable that I would want to turn my efforts into art. Here is an attempt at photographing a Garden Still Life:

Vegetable Blossoms

Here’s what else is blooming in the Potager:

Represented above are the flowers of tomatoes, beans, peas, squash, cucumbers and eggplants. I’ve developed a deeper appreciation for these powerful little pretties as they are fruitful symbols of the impending bounty.


Sometimes I find myself captivated by the strangest of things. I’m wondering if this means there will be snails in my future paintings…