Melons growing up a trellis (and this trellis also has kiwi plants growing up it!)
Monarch; my favorite!
Peppers, little onions and Sikkim and dragon’s egg cucumbers
A large Hartman’s Giant amaranth plant (these self-sow in our garden every year) and you can see the loofah gourds climbing up the teepee in the background
Dill, eggplants, celosia, cockscomb, hibiscus, and a few cucumber and melon plants all in this row! (and asparagus is in the far end of this patch)
Seeds on the orach (will definitely be saving these!)
Malabar Spinach climbing up the teepee
Dexie and just a few marigolds! I like how in this picture you can really tell the garden is on a slope.
A nice grey-blue-purple variety of sedum.
Celosia and Dill
Blazing star bloom (a native Missouri wildflower)
One plot weeded!
Monarch on milkweed. Normally I take a lighter and burn off all those little yellow bugs off the milkweed but I didn’t get to that this year.
Heavy seed head hanging over
View through the trellis: the two tall stake-trellis (made by just weaving some twine around 3 garden stakes) have kiwis and melons growing up them; I hope they grow up to the tops!)
And Grant’s Farm…
To the goats!
Different types of longhorn cattle
Feeding the goats!
And brushing them!
And petting them.
I always feel bad for elephants. Maybe only the dumber animals should be in captivity?
Like camels! hahaHaa
Peacocks are one of my favorites
More beautiful feathers
What a good big brother
For the record I didn’t dress them in matching shirts!
Entrance of the Bauernhof (German for “farmstead”)
Ice cream in the shade
Pretty, ornate carts
This rooster looked pretty cool like it was wearing baggy feathered pants.
On the carousel
Going to check out the Clydesdales
About Grant’s Farm and the Budweiser Clydesdale stables
Click here to learn more about Grant’s Farm (yet another free St. Louis attraction!)
And just a few more random photos…
Daniel Boone Bridge (soon to be torn down) over the Missouri River
Painting by Baby