My parents had a garden when I was growing up, but I had no desire to have one once I was out on my own. Fast forward a few years and things have changed. My partner and I decided to attempt a vegetable garden this year. I teach at a local high school so our reasoning was that I would be available during the summer to do the gardening. Here are a few pics from the garden. I also snuck in a few of the flowers around the house.\\ Greasy beans, okra, more greasy beans, corn and some random sunflowers for the chickens. Turtle gourds, cushaws, pie pumpkins, jack-o-lantern pumpkins, canteloupes, watermelons and plumgrannies. The garden from the lower side. The upper row has cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, eggplant, bell peppers, sweet banana peppers and tomatoes. We're thinking we will build raised beds for most of these next year. Pumpkin bloom. Foxgloves. Hanging baskets with tuberous begonias and a planter with trailing geraniums. Pink Asiastic lily.