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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Joe's Garden

There is a large garden in the middle of town - they grow vegetables and flowers - and have greenhouses and have plants to sell.  They have a large farm stand there and sell their produce, plants and flowers, plus peaches, cherries and corn, and later, apples from the eastern side of Washington, which is much warmer than here by the ocean.

They are open from Mother's Day (hanging baskets) until October.  Locals flock there to buy the best of the best - the sweetest of the sweet and the prettiest of the pretty.  There is limited parking, but we always manage to find a spot.  As soon as you open the car door, walk up or get off your bicycle, you feel the mood of the place.  It is like a summer festival - everyone is in such a good mood.  Friends greet friends and the workers at Joe's Garden are friendly and very helpful (well except for one very grouchy lady who didn't want to help someone find a certain flower, but we've not seen her around lately - guess all that happiness drove her away -  or something).

Rows of sweet smelling flowers - you can buy fresh cut flowers

Sweet Peas and green beans

Two rows of Sweet Peas

A worker was just here, tilling the soil between the rows, to keep the weeds down

Sweet Peas 

Green Beans, zucchini and flowers

  Green Bean vines twining about each other

Green Bean blossoms and tiny green beans

Zinnias and Snapdragons

The glory that is summer

Oh the lovely Snapdragons, can you hear them singing? Laa laa la la la laaaaa

Everything in Joe's Garden is organic - good for people and good for critters


greenthumb said...

So pretty, what a lovely garden.

joy said...

That place looks wonderful, and I'll bet it smells divine too.
Joy xx

Highland Monkey's said...

Goodness me, what a lovely place. Who needs supermarkets when these places exist!

Peggy said...

Mmmm...I can almost smell it!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a lovely garden! Love all the flowers, especially the sweet peas.

Jeanne said...

Very nice place to visit!

Em Parkinson said...

What a fabulous place. I love the straight rows!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

I think rows of flowers and vegetables are the prettiest things! Love all your photos - the zinnias and snapdragons are so bright and cheery! What a wonderful place to shop! xo

Rose Garden Malevik said...

woow. thats a great garden........
the photos makes me Happy :)
and do not miss...


it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

I planted one sweet pea months ago and it finally bloomed the other day. Took forever! These flowers are just gorgeous!