Thursday, August 7, 2014

Good Fences Make Good Gardens



Next on the agenda will be canning the green beans. Right now they are full of flowers, but only a few baby beans have emerged. The fence you see in the photo below is actually hog panel(s). They are so strong and sturdy that nothing will bring them down or cause them to sag. I think next year we will put them in for my Oregon Sugar Pod II peas to climb on also, and maybe even to help support the inner rows of raspberries.


Green beans coming soon


Raspberry patch, winter

Right now the raspberry patch is a jungle. I cut back the canes last fall, but since they're pretty much outa sight/outa mind behind the barn, I forgot to cut them back this spring. But the carpeted aisles are still there, so picking is okay and there's been a bumper crop!


Every other day


No ducks, but an abundance of quack


Perennials
Boston Daisies, Echinacea (leaves), and some purple flower
Do you know what that is? I don't.

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56 comments:

podso said...

I guess the raspberries were ok with not being cut back. They look so good. Do you know the name of the purple flower? It surely is beautiful, such a rich, deep color.

September Violets said...

Great photos of summertime (well, except for the raspberry canes!). Your raspberries look delicious ... mmmmm! Could the purple flower be wild flocks? Here I've only seen pink and white. It's pretty though. Wendy x

Blackberry Lane said...

My neighbor has been canning beans this week. The raspberries look delicious!

Terri D said...

So beautiful, Judy. A great way to start my day!!

Sandra said...

good jars make wonderful photos .. love that shot and the berries mmmm mmm good... the fence shot is beautiful and so is he one with the sturdy fence in it...

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Oh My.. the razzberries are beautiful! Awesome snaps of the colorful flowers. We use hog panels for everything around here.. great garden fence! Not sure on the purple flower but that is a lovely picture. That "we" concept really works!

bj said...

Those berries look so good.....

Cheryl said...

Oh, such beautiful raspberries! I love raspberries! Yum!

Flowers and veggies seem to be thriving in your gardens!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

With the heat index here, that raspberry patch in the snow looks mighty inviting!!!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, your raspberry patch is awesome!!! yup, hog panels and cattle panels do wonders for quick fixes and bean poles! :)

Linda Kay said...

Oh, I remember those canning days. My brother and his wife freeze everything now, and I have no garden. Sure would love some of those raspberries! Your flowers are gorgeous!

Debbie said...

Well I am with everyone else...those raspberries look sooo good...love them! Wish I had some of those right now for breakfast!

Debby Ray said...

Oh my goodnes, what delicious looking raspberries...also lovely, lovely flowers! I have never grown red rasperries but we used to grow black raspberries ....my hubby's favorite. And there's just something about an aqua Ball jar that makes me smile :)

thepaintedapron.com said...

Oh how I wish I was your neighbor Judy, fresh green beans and raspberries, my very favorites!
Jenna

Stephanie said...

Oh Judy, those raspberries look divine! I can just imagine how sweet and tasty they are :)

Enjoy your Thursday!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Judy, you have incited my envy! I really must try planting raspberries someday. I've always thought they'd be too much work, but I need to learn more about it.

L. D. said...

Everything looks so wonderful. I can see how those fence sections would be perfect for anything that climbs. Beautiful shots of flowers.

The Charm of Home said...

Your raspberry canes are awesome! I just planted raspberries they are brand new and the canes won't be that tall for awhile, but I will trellis them too. Looks like you get a great yield.
Sherry

Chatty Crone said...

I love those aqua bell jars and do you know how much money those raspberries would bring in - you are rich in those beautiful raspberries!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, yummy raspberries, very nice patch. Such color full flowers, not to sure what the purple flower is, blessings Francine.

Simply Linda said...

Very nice.I love raspberries. Thanks for sharing..Blessings

Jen Vandervoort said...

Wow, did you ever get a load of raspberries...that's amazing. We have a few bushes, and got a handful this summer, but are desperately hoping for more next year.

Jen

Jacquelineand.... said...

Hog panels, what a brilliant idea, and they'd just fit my raised beds too!
What a cheery sight the flowers and raspberries make; thank you for the smile.

DeniseinVA said...

Great post! And I loved all your photos. I loved the snowy one, even though I also am loving our summer months and the pictures of your raspberries and others were such a pleasure to see.

Karen S. said...

Lovely photos, every season too. Especially the winter scene offers a cool reminder!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Oh, I love raspberries! I have some in my garden, but right now the summer berries are over and I'm waiting for the atumn ones (they give berries twice a year).

Farm Girl said...

Your raspberries are wonderful I like the way you have them set up. It looks neat and clean. I am going to have to get some hog panels. What a great idea.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

That is a beautiful purple flower, but I don't know what it is! Love the shot of the jars!

Donna said...

OMG, look at those beautiful raspberries! YUM!

Sue McPeak said...

I certainly agree with everyone that your garden is very productive and your photos of the berries made my mouth water. Canning jars do make great photos, and most impressive is the fact that they are actually used for canning. A lost art for sure. Well done all around.
Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

laurie said...

My daughter just gave me some pretty green canning jars, I just love them!Your pics always look so awesome!

eileeninmd said...

Your raspberries look delicious! And the green beans are doing very well. I love the pretty purple flowers.. Great fence shots. Wonderful series of photos, enjoy your evening.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How neat to see the raspberries in the winter. You've had a great crop this year. I love freezing these little jewels in ziplock bags for later. Sweet hugs!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love raspberries look so delicious! Enjoyed all the pictures.

White Lace and Promises said...

I love blue canning jars but mine are used as pretties:) I don't know the first thing about canning. Mama always put things in the pretty in bags and used a funny made from Tupperware. I loved helping her do this. The bet the soap smells yummy!

doodles n daydreams said...

It's winter here and today we have had a bit of snow. Your raspberries look delicious and I've enjoyed looking at your other summer pics as well.

Diana

Felicia said...

your flowers are gorgeous and the raspberries look sooooo yummy. I really like that snow pic.

Bethany Carson said...

The bowls of raspberries look tasty! We had a great crop for the first time from our raspberries this year as well!

Happyone said...

Love those raspberries!!

Eileen said...

Those raspberries look so good :)

Debbie said...

i LOVE those jars, they are especially beautiful. there are so many wonderful things you can do with them, my little brain is in overdrive!!

your garden looks great and a great big YuM on those berries, they are gorgeous!!!

Cynthia said...

Judy such gorgeous pictures. Love raspberries. Good luck with your canning.

Cindy

Vee said...

I am not sure whether it is a curse or a blessing...all those beautiful raspberries. Do you use them in soap-making, too? I'd give a fair amount for a bowl of raspberries with a bit of cream and sugar about now.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, what wonderful photos today! I just love blue canning jars and those raspberries look like you could just eat them right out of the screen! I love where they are growing beside your beautiful barn and silo. My phlox is blooming right now, so I am suspecting maybe that is what your beautiful purple flower is, or maybe some type of larkspur - not sure. Busy canning days ahead for you - keep cool, my Dear. Hugs xo Karen

Laurie Ritchey said...

Your flowers are so pretty. That is a lot of raspberries, and the picture of them is beautiful. laurie

Valerie said...

Dear Judy,
Your raspberries look yummy! My folks just made a big batch of pickled green beans! I had never heard of them before...but they are yummy. =) Best of luck with the canning. It's a hot job but worth it. Blessings, Valerie

Ida said...

Looks like your garden grows quite well. Yum on all those Raspberries.

Buttons said...

Those raspberries look so good I wish I lived closer:) Hug B

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Ok, I was gonna comment on your post, but I just found Muker the Sheep and I can't stop playing with him!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

too funny- about no ducks but lots of quack!!
lovely summer photos!!

Decor To Adore said...

No ducks but an abundance of quack~ love it! :)

A truly gorgeous garden.

laura Madalene said...

I love your flower picks, Carlene...and all of your cute garden decor!
Relaxing Garden Ideas

Anita Johnson said...

I had to give up my raspberry patch...too close to the woods and deer. I think I might start another patch in the spring, nothing beats the taste of fresh raspberries!

Suzan Sweatman said...

I can't wait till next summer when I have the time to plant a kitchen garden !
Those raspberries look incredible Judy !!!
Beautiful photos as always ♥
xoxoxo

Patty Antle said...

To get those raspberries every other day, oh wow!! They are beautiful! You make me think of the times we picked blackberries when we were little. Thanks for reminding me of that.

Jodee Weiland said...

Great looking raspberries...I would love to have those in my garden! Great flowers...good luck with the beans, too!

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