Monday, July 18, 2016

Backyard Gardens

There are several cool gardens along Shippensburg's back alleys which I like to watch progress through the growing season, and now is about the time when they hit their peak. There's a vegetable garden featuring Sunflowers raised for their seeds out back behind the Church of the Nazarene, and there's a gorgeous little garden just up Lutz Ave. from Memorial Lutheran that mixes flowers, veggies, and fruits (i.e. grapes). Plus some flower plantings along the way that caught my attention. Take a look!

A BIG Sunflower in the Nazarene garden; that one will yield lots of seeds!
The flowers in the Lutz Ave. garden, including some Hummingbird feeders at the back
Grape vines are grown as a sort of screen along the street side of the garden; looks like there's a good crop of grapes coming this year.
And here's the vegetable part of that garden. I'll bet the eating is good at that house!
Covering a fence with flowers along Lutz Ave.
And another garden with plenty of perennials, which are good, low maintenance beauties 
© 2016 by A. Roy Hilbinger 

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