After all the angst about how tall and not particularly bushy the tomatoes were when I hurriedly transplanted them to the pie garden, they are surviving and thriving. Most have blossoms and all of them have developed new axial growth. My only regret is that I wasn’t able to share as many as usual with friends and neighbors.

Tomato in June with buds

More tomato buds

will they set fruit?
Meanwhile the iris continue to burst into bloom.  There are a couple that I don’t remember seeing last year and another pair that appears to be the same but are clearly different.

A Newbymore red than blue


more blue than redmore red than blue


more red than blue