This is our second summer at the “Button Hill” (our house is on a small hill).  We named it after Keith’s grandparent’s house in England called the “Buttonwood” (not in a small wood). Haha.  I love how English homes have names and how they are part of their official address so we decided to adopt the idea.

I have a small garden out back that is about 10′ x 15′.  Half of it has been taken over by the zucchini plant.  There are  some herbs (oregano, chives, rosemary, parsley, & basil).  One corner has rhubarb and the rest are peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant.  Next to the garden plot are some grapevines that were planted by previous owners of the house Jennie & Ryan.  They didn’t yield any fruit last year but they are fruiting like mad this year.  I’m so excited!  Bordering the other side of the garden are some red-orange hued daililies.  They are supposed to be edible and taste like creamy sweet onions but I have not tried them yet.  We also have a huge apple tree that’s about 40 ft. tall.  Sounds kinda nice until fall comes around and we have to pick up the fallen smelly rotten fruit!  Ollie (our Tibetan Terrier Poodle) especially loves to eat them.  Oh well, everything has a bad side.

I don’t have a picture of the entire garden/backyard because it looks like a jungle but here are some up close snapshots : )

Oregano Blossoms and Chives


Heirloom Tomato






Concord Grapes





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