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Nature Study: Aunt Jo’s Garden

Today we had the privilege of visiting my sister-in-law who my children affectionately call Aunt Jo. She lives in a lovely community near Fort Collins, Colorado. The flowers, trees, and gardens are green and lush in their neighborhood. Our landscape is so different up here in the foothills so it is quite a treat to visit her beautiful home and garden.

I was so inspired by her green thumb today. We all admired her cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, bean and pumpkin plants. Her garden is perfectly organized and produces bumper crops for her family and friends to enjoy every year. If only we could try our hands at garden up here…alas, the elk, rabbits and deer would happily consume anything we were lucky enough to grow. At least I got to bring home a bag of fresh garden-grown cucumbers from Aunt Jo’s. I can’t wait to taste them!

Roma Tomatoes

Roma Tomatoes, Solanum lycopersicum ‘Roma’

Tomato Plant

Tomato Plant, Solanum lycopersicum


Zucchini, Cucurbita pepo

Squash blossom

Squash blossom, Cucurbita pepo

Winter Squash Blossom

Winter Squash Blossom, Cucurbita

Parry’s Bellflower Plant

Relative to the Parry’s Bellflower Plant?


Alcea (Hollyhock), Malvaceae


Alcea (Hollyhock), Malvaceae

Alcea (Hollyhock), Malvaceae

Alcea (Hollyhock), Malvaceae

If you enjoyed the tour of Aunt Jo’s garden, you might want to check out my previous backyard nature study posts featuring wildflowers in my backyard. Isn’t God’s creation amazing, whether it is cultivated or not? So beautiful!



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  1. Pingback: Nature Study: Colorado Wildflowers (Part III) | Bright Hope for Tomorrow

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