We are very lazy gardeners. We plant a few things, water them occasionally and then harvest whatever survives our indifference. This year, it was worse than usual because we planted things and then left on vacation. Today I gathered a nice bowl of tomatoes (red Early Girl and San Francisco Fog, as well as orange baby tomatoes) and cleared out the dried up sugar snap pea vines, as well as the yellow zucchini plants which have stopped producing. Our herbs are doing okay, and we have one pumpkin that's reached about six inches in diameter. The biggest surprise this year is a bumper crop of red onions!
We've never planted onions before, and I gathered a few today to practice my sketching. These two sketches were done with black ink and water color pencils.
We also have a variety of fruit trees. The plum tree was a good producer this year, and the apples are coming along (we have two apple trees). I haven't noticed any pears on either of the pear trees, but they bore a lot of fruit last year, and they tend to only bear heavily every other year. Our Meyer Lemon tree has been a great producer for almost fifteen years.
We have a few consistent perennials (lavender, hydrangeas, rhododendrons, surprise lilys and jasmine) and a variety of annuals which go in and out.
That's the report from our garden. What's up with yours?