Nevada City

The Garden at Neumanor

The stock tank pool is ready for a plunge at my sister's little slice of heaven  in Penn Valley.

The stock tank pool is ready for a plunge at my sister's little slice of heaven  in Penn Valley.

Coreopsis  Tequila Sunrise  succumbs to the heat of August.

Coreopsis Tequila Sunrise succumbs to the heat of August.

California White Sage, a native.

California White Sage, a native.

Anigozanthus , or Kangaroo Paw, from Australia.

Anigozanthus, or Kangaroo Paw, from Australia.

Echinacea, or coneflower.

Echinacea, or coneflower.

Blooming pumpkins surround the corn maze.

Blooming pumpkins surround the corn maze.

Lavender and  Rudbekia , or black-eyed susans.

Lavender and Rudbekia, or black-eyed susans.

Corn foliage.

Corn foliage.

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Artemesia  Silver Mound  with Lantana  Firecracker.

Artemesia Silver Mound with Lantana Firecracker.

Giant Purple Artichokes, bloomed out. A favorite of bees and hummingbirds.

Giant Purple Artichokes, bloomed out. A favorite of bees and hummingbirds.

The first peach.

The first peach.

Crookneck Squash, yellow patty pan, basil, and potatoes in the vegetable patch.

Crookneck Squash, yellow patty pan, basil, and potatoes in the vegetable patch.

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Boundless Basil is all turned into pesto, and frozen for year-round yumminess.

Boundless Basil is all turned into pesto, and frozen for year-round yumminess.

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Bees working the sunflowers.

Bees working the sunflowers.

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Gorgeous eggplants, fresh garlic,and yellow squash in the kitchen.

Gorgeous eggplants, fresh garlic,and yellow squash in the kitchen.

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Artichoke thistle down

Artichoke thistle down

Beth Ford