Purple Flowers in a Garden

It’s mid-summer in Minnesota, and that means two things: 1. Produce farms and home gardens are ready to drop an abundance of fresh produce; and 2. The first possible snowfall is only two-and-a-half months away. So, let’s focus on the goodness to come this summer.

The English philosopher Francis Bacon once mused, “Gardening is the purest of human pleasures.” For the devoted gardener, that sentiment comes as no surprise.