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Here's a chronicle of life on a plot of land right smack in the suburbs in Minnesota, whose owners would much prefer to be in the middle of nowhere.

Friday, June 18, 2010


115Last year my garden was full of sunflowers that planted themselves, and this year is no different. One square of the garden is sunflowers - my daughter calls them the "sunflower family" - and then there are random sunflowers scattered about that I can't bear to yank out.

Sunflowers are some of my favorites. One of my favorite times of the year is when the sunflowers that line the highways in the metro area are blooming. How's that for blooming where you're planted?

I've also got at least one volunteer tomato plant in the garden. I suspect they are pear tomatoes, but I guess we'll find out soon enough.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so jealous of the sunflowers! The ones you gave me got eaten by rabbits in the fenced-in garden. Then their replacements were eaten despite the garden being reinforced and plants sprayed with anti-rabbit spray. Very annoying.

    We do have other volunteers, though. Not sure if they're from composting or what. We've got a tomato and 2 squash (unknown types all). We would have had many, many more squash but we yanked out all but a couple since they aren't nice about sharing space with the plants we intended for those spots.



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