The gardens are changing fast as the daylilies fade away, but there are still things that bring a smile today. This late, double-flowered soft peach daylily is becoming one of my favorites. The bounty from the potager increases daily. Starting page 6 of my harvest log this week certainly made me smile: The pounds are adding up quickly, well over 200 already. A heavy item, this mini-melon was the first of the season and was delicious combined with freshly picked strawberries and blackberries. Here’s Friday’s harvest: 4 kinds of tomatoes, 3 varieties of peppers, two mini melons, some cukes and a Ronde d’Nice squash. (Goes nicely to the 12 Days of Xmas tune!) I’d picked all the beans and beets canned them on Thursday. I also canned all the cipollini onions earlier in the week. Isn’t that worth a smile? And, I picked the first bouquet from the new Cutting Garden, which was just planted the end of June, so that’s making me happy. You know how hard it was for me to cut flowers from the “real” gardens but I have no qualms about cutting from the Cutting Garden out back. However, there was someone else merrily cutting flowers in the Cutting Garden as well. No arrests yet, but I took this photo for evidence. Definitely no smiles for this one And that’s six things for this Saturday. Thanks to The Propagator for suggesting this meme. It does spur me into taking time to photograph!