This past week, we headed to Oregon for my sister-in-law’s wedding. It was a beautiful wedding and a beautiful week to be in Oregon. I loved the exceptionally warm and sunny weather for this time of year!
Here are a few of my favorite pics from the week:
Since moving down to Texas, we usually just make it up to the northwest during the holidays. So it was such a treat being up there during June. Especially with temps starting at a steady 95°+ now in Austin…
My in-laws have one of my favorite backyard gardens. Since I met my husband, I have loved snooping around and seeing what his parents are growing back there. I think it was at their house that, for the first time ever, I got to pull an onion from the ground and use it in the dish I was making that night. So it’s a fun place for me.
These are my awesome parents-in-law on a hike we took this trip.
While I was there I was able to capture a few shots from their garden and I am so pleased to be featuring it here. Since they have a different growing season than we do here in Texas, they are just starting off so everything is a little small and hasn’t produced much fruit yet, but you can get a good idea of where it is going.
Now isn’t this walk to the fenced-in garden super inviting…
Some of my favorites from their garden are the marionberries. They are native to Oregon, and are a type of blackberry. So yummy! They also are growing raspberries and strawberries as well.
I asked my mother-in-law how tall her tomato plants get and she said they won’t even really reach the top of the tomato cage. I can hardly fathom that since mine are at least 8 feet tall right now!
They are growing Early Girls, Roma, and Sungold varieties this year.
The pepper plants they planted are already doing well. The Red Beauty and California Wonder Bells and Sweet Banana already have some peppers growing on them.
The red potatoes they are growing are some they actually planted last year. Last summer was so busy for them they weren’t able to get out and harvest them all. I have a feeling they will be sharing a lot of their harvest this year!
To finish off their garden there is zucchini, rhubarb, and some chives. They also have an apple tree at the edge of their garden, but they literally leave the apples there for the birds. I guess who needs to grow their own apples when they live in the Northwest?
Hope you enjoyed a walk through the Miller backyard as much as I did! Be sure to check out our other featured gardens here on The Dig In!
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