I haven't been updating about our garden this year, the way I did last year, but on sunny mornings this is the view that greets me as I walk out the door when I leave for work. I love the way the sun shines on the chocolate mint plants, which are potted in hanging pots currently setting on the ground. I love their green leaves and reddish stems.
In the foreground you can see a couple of the tomatoes that probably won't ripen this year (we gotten zero, so far). We planted two plants, and have two volunteers from last year. June is just too cold here to get many things growing. It's the chard and yellow squash that are doing the best; in fact, they are both producing more than we can eat. Oh, and also the basil: it's been hung and dried, and it's ground leaves are mostly away in little jars for the winter.
The white flowers in the background, seen mostly as shadows, are cilantro plants that went to seed very rapidly. I'll have to check to see if the seeds can be used for coriander.
Many continued thanks to Julia, at Stages of Succession, for sending the chocolate mint across the ocean!