A jack-o-lantern pumpkin gets off to a good start in our front yard. Italians eat squash blossoms in pasta, risotto, and stuffed with cheese as an appetizer. We love to dip them in beer batter and fry them up.

A jack-o-lantern pumpkin gets off to a good start in our front yard. Italians eat squash blossoms in pasta, risotto, and stuffed with cheese as an appetizer. We love to dip them in beer batter and fry them up.

Another picture of our 'Wonderful' pomegranate tree in our front yard. More like a bush, it fills in nicely the vertical space between our veggie garden and the holly tree behind it.

Another picture of our 'Wonderful' pomegranate tree in our front yard. More like a bush, it fills in nicely the vertical space between our veggie garden and the holly tree behind it.

Tuscan Kale or 'Nero Toscana' that we planted from seed is doing well.  I love this bumpy, blue variety and it works great in our kale chip recipe: http://www.frugal-mama.com/2009/11/mom-when-are-you-going-to-buy-some-more-kale/

Tuscan Kale or 'Nero Toscana' that we planted from seed is doing well. I love this bumpy, blue variety and it works great in our kale chip recipe: http://www.frugal-mama.com/2009/11/mom-when-are-you-going-to-buy-some-more-kale/

Bare-root strawberry plants that we planted in March are looking pretty good. However, I'm told we might have to wait until next year for berries. Bummer.

Bare-root strawberry plants that we planted in March are looking pretty good. However, I'm told we might have to wait until next year for berries. Bummer.

Brandywine tomatoes, an heirloom variety, in our front yard. Eventually they will turn into pinkish-red beefsteak tomatoes. I'm hoping sooner rather than later -- although fried green tomatoes are not so bad either.

Brandywine tomatoes, an heirloom variety, in our front yard. Eventually they will turn into pinkish-red beefsteak tomatoes. I'm hoping sooner rather than later -- although fried green tomatoes are not so bad either.

We planted an pomegranate tree in our front yard. It's a beautiful bush-like plant that is ornamental, and hopefully, delicious too. We have a few flowers that will hopefully turn into fruit. Native to Iran, the plant needs the right mix of temperature and direct sun.

We planted an pomegranate tree in our front yard. It's a beautiful bush-like plant that is ornamental, and hopefully, delicious too. We have a few flowers that will hopefully turn into fruit. Native to Iran, the plant needs the right mix of temperature and direct sun.

Our Reliance peach tree!  We planted it this spring and it's already producing fruit: about 10 fuzzy globes are getting bigger and bigger.

Our Reliance peach tree! We planted it this spring and it's already producing fruit: about 10 fuzzy globes are getting bigger and bigger.

Have you ever tasted Nasturtium flowers? I haven't but I can't wait. Our seeds came up and the leaves are so round and happy.

Have you ever tasted Nasturtium flowers? I haven't but I can't wait. Our seeds came up and the leaves are so round and happy.

Pink Lemonade blueberries are beautiful and tasty. This plant is much more attractive than the regular blueberry bushes that we have: lush, tall, and feathery.  Plus tons of berries that get pink, instead of blue, when they are ripe.

Pink Lemonade blueberries are beautiful and tasty. This plant is much more attractive than the regular blueberry bushes that we have: lush, tall, and feathery. Plus tons of berries that get pink, instead of blue, when they are ripe.

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