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I believe these are beans. I should get out in the garden more often, apparently.

I believe these are beans. I should get out in the garden more often, apparently.

I believe this is the perennial bed in our garden. You can tell I'm not the gardener at my house.  —Rod Boyce, managing editor.

I believe this is the perennial bed in our garden. You can tell I'm not the gardener at my house. —Rod Boyce, managing editor.

The dill sure grows tall. I bet it was at least 4 1/2 feet when I shot this photo.  —Rod Boyce, managing editor

The dill sure grows tall. I bet it was at least 4 1/2 feet when I shot this photo. —Rod Boyce, managing editor

The flowers in our perennial bed seem to erupt from nowhere in a short period of time. It's almost like the plants know they need to show off because the summer's so short here in Interior Alaska.

The flowers in our perennial bed seem to erupt from nowhere in a short period of time. It's almost like the plants know they need to show off because the summer's so short here in Interior Alaska.

My wife, Julie, swears the plants in the veggie garden grew 2 inches today (June 25, 2012).

My wife, Julie, swears the plants in the veggie garden grew 2 inches today (June 25, 2012).

Rhubarb comes up so fast, I bet you could notice growth from one day to the next. I don't think I'll want to eat the rhubarb next to the cat, though.  —Rod Boyce, managing editor.

Rhubarb comes up so fast, I bet you could notice growth from one day to the next. I don't think I'll want to eat the rhubarb next to the cat, though. —Rod Boyce, managing editor.

Here are some of the flowers from our perennial bed at our house in Two Rivers. These are my kind of flowers: no maintenance.

Here are some of the flowers from our perennial bed at our house in Two Rivers. These are my kind of flowers: no maintenance.

Sometimes I think summer in Alaska is too short for growing a pumpkin.  —Rod Boyce, managing editor

Sometimes I think summer in Alaska is too short for growing a pumpkin. —Rod Boyce, managing editor

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