Our secret garden had a milestone event today- I finished ripping out the thousands of brambles and all the remaining weeds! Finally, all the beds are cleared. I have 2 gi-normous piles of crap still to bag up and haul out to the trash pile, but that's work I can live with. Our "orto" has been planted. Now we'll spend the remainder of summer evenings watering and watching the crops grow.
The zucchini bed. Lots of tiny flowers already forming.
The pepper bed, with lovely little peppers. Eggplants, tomatoes and corn are all growing nicely.
Next year I see more roses, and an iris bed or two.