Those are grape tomato plants growing gracefully up the twine. Down in front are peppers, basil, and nasturtiums. There are logs as edging.
It's a full-contact sport to get in there and get the tomatoes.
I wondered if people take the tomatoes as they walk by? She doesn't think so. People would totally take the tomatoes on my street. If it's not heavy or visibly locked up, people steal it off our porch. I don't like this aspect of my street, but I know the drill. I bet if I planted things like herbs and greens without such obvious fruit, I could be the sole harvester instead of the passersby.
Here she looks through the sweet potato vine to see if the sweet potatoes are ready yet. Sweet potatoes in the front yard! No grass to mow, just a pretty green groundcover that yields food.
I was inspired by my friends' garden-yard, the blend of unfussy practicality and beauty. It's making me dream of new things for our yard.
And look, her husband made a neat ladder from fallen sticks. It reminds me of Swiss Family Robinson, which I adore.
Yes, many things to consider, even as our yard sighs gently into a cold sleep.