Yea! I got the garden planted. I have a series of rock-sided raised beds throughout the garden. In the last few years I have been adding a raised bed or two. The beds look neat planted or unplanted. I rotate what I grow in them. This year I have tomatoes planted in the back. Winter squash and zucchinis in the side beds. And I dug out a little flower bed and planted cucumbers. I made a new bed in the front where in the past I grew roses. I added lots of organic matter and in this bed I have eggplants and miniature banana and green peppers. Do you know I still have one spaghetti squash that I harvested last October. I have a cool little room in the basement where produce keeps well. In 2 Earth boxes I have beets, carrots and green beans. Pole beans grow on a bit of fence and basil and herbs are tucked here and there. And of yes, I have a small row of Yukon Gold Potatoes and Ted built a potato bin where I am growing Red Kennebec Potatoes. Name this flower:
Poppy! I am loving this new camera. Who knew the pollen was purple. A camera stops time.
I started these bread seed poppies from seed many years ago. They bloom early in the spring. I keep their numbers small because soon they will end their cycle.
Pinks self-sow in the hot front gardens
This is a little Tufted Saxifrage. Below you can see the little rosettes. The flowers are about 1/2” small
See the little rosettes. I grow this on the north side a small rock wall. Note by comparison the sedum growing by it’s side.
For about 2 weeks I have seen 3 little robins. There tails were so short, they had trouble flying and mostly walked about my garden. I think something must of happened to their mother, because usually at this stage I would see the mother still feeding them. I have kept watch for them. They finally have longer tails and are flying with more coordination. I know their “cheep, cheep”.
My garden is about ready for the Garden Tour on June 26th. The quilters will have quilts on display and each garden will have a local artist with some of their works on display. Should be interesting. I have just a bit of house painting to do (trim) and my daily early morning “weed patrol”. I love to quietly walk about the garden early in the morning when most of the world is sleeping. Sometimes, I so look forward to going to sleep so that I can awaken to my early morning walk. But, come the hot sun and heat of the day and I am in the house! Good thing, since I work from home and work must be done. Enjoy your week.