Poppies! The one non-food item in my garden. I absolutely love them.
See the ladybug in the middle? She’s doing her bit to keep my garden free of nasty pests.
And a real live honeybee. Pollinate on, little buddy. Thank you for choosing my garden. OK, notice the blossom the bee is on. What kind of blossom is that? This blossom is on 2 plants I bought that were labeled as cucumbers. Here is what the fruits are ripening into:
These aren’t really cukes are they? I’ve seen round cukes but usually they are freaks of nature. All of these appear to be round. Is it some kind of squash, or a melon? They look like they’re going to be yellow, and the skin does have pricklies on it, like a cucumber would. Calling all vegetable identification experts, help!!!
UPDATE: my sister-in-law weighed in that it’s squash, my husband thinks she said butternut. Thanks Jill!!