I have read where some of y'all are amateur apiarists. I admire and envy your hobby! So, I thought that I would share with everyone my much more pedestrian pursuit of gardening. I let my wife handle the aesthetic part of our yard with shrubs and flowers. I like to tinker with growing food. I primarily focus on permanent plantings, but do plant annual food stuffs on occasion. That is a 37-pound watermelon ('Allsweet') that I picked this morning. The second photo is of one of my two bananas ('Dwarf Orinoco') that will be ripened in about 3 weeks. Our other banana is 'Dwarf Namwah' and will likely be ready to eat in late October. Finally, the grapes (vinifera) are 'Princess'; I also have a 'Monukka' that is just about all picked. We get fresh fruit throughout most of the year. 'Washington' navel oranges from December through March; 'D'Ancy mandarins from February through April; 'Sanguinello blood oranges in April-May; 'Craig Crimson' sweet cherries in May; 'Blenheim' apricot in June; 'O'Henry' peach in August. Grapes are always from August through October. Sorry about the 90-degree flip when I uploaded the photos. Not sure why it happened. Hope to see others' bounties from your homes in different parts of the world!