Brightside Acres
West Virginia Wildgrown®

Summer 2011

August Already

Mid-July Jubilee

Wild Blue Flax. Evening Primrose. Indian Blanket. Heal All is abundant this year! Feed Me, Seymour! Muskmelon. Snow pea plants seem to grow several inches each day. Chicken cabin. Bush bean. Vineyard--looking so much more like an actual vineyard this year! Potato/Pumpkin Patch. Fast-growing grapes! Persimmon. Blueberries are ripening. Brightside's terraced garden. New Swiss Chard and carrots. Turnips. Turnips. Grandmother Tree. Yarrow. Common mullein. Yellow salsify. Wild blackberries. Apples in the young orchard! Bittersweet Nightshade. Bittersweet Nightshade fruit. Wild Black Raspberry. Elderberry. Chickory. Blackeyed Susan. Busy bee on St. John's Wort. Wild strawberry leaves, drying. Burdock leaves, drying. Black cohosh. Yellow sweet clover. Fleabane. Old Pike near Brightside gate. David in the old orchard. Cosmo nestled against "Larry," one of the old apple trees. Tree sparrow nest in a grapevine. Cilantro.

Summer for Certain: Late June & Early July

Atlantis Fritillary on Coreopsis. Dwarf Gray Snow Pea Blossom. David, Cosmo, Maddy and Elisa in Hidden Valley. Brightside Wild Blueberry. Yarrow. Mullein. Mullein. Black swallowtail on Viper's Bugloss. Silver-spotted Skipper on Viper's Bugloss. Wild mint, drying. St. John's Wort blossoms, drying. St. John's Wort, drying. Heal All, drying. Yarrow, drying. Evening Primrose Blossom, drying. New Grapes. Grape vine. Tomato Blossom Vineyard. Pumpkin Blossom. Brightside's Cultivated Blueberry. Stevia. Lemon Balm. Rosemary. Thyme. Chickie in the Snow Peas! Is that a cabbage leaf caterpillar? Mammoth Melting Snow Pea Blossom. Masai Bush Bean. Cucumbers. Burdock. Heal All. Red Clover. Carrots! Whorled Loosestrife. Coltsfoot leaves. Stinging Nettle. Pipevine swallowtail caterpillar. French Breakfast Radishes. Creme de lite Carrots. Young turnips. Doe and fawn just beyond my office window. Dried Heal All. Dried Whorled Loosestrife. Doe and fawn heading toward Wiley Way.