Back in March we had a great time planting a backyard garden. The was the second year in row that we attempted a garden and we had very high hopes of producing a lot of vegetables to eat this summer. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate and the extremely hot temperatures did not allow many vegetables to grow. We actually were only able to eat two very small yellow squash and a handful of lettuce. This did not bother the boys at all. They have had a great time watering their plants, examining all of the bugs that the garden has attracted, and most of all, watching our sunflowers grow. For some reason the weather conditions must have been just perfect for sunflowers because we ended up with six plants and dozens of flowers. I would say that this garden, despite its lack of produce, has been a huge success and we are looking forward to trying again in the fall.