I hope you'll forgive me.
This will be a long post to try and catch up as there has been lots going on. We'll start in the back garden. Our lot is actually a large rectangle so there isn't an actual 'back' at all but looking from the porch to my left is approximately two acres that includes the meadow so I tend to call this the back as it's a bit blowsy looking out there.
|The pseudo garage turned storage shed is located out here with the |
veggie garden and crescent garden.
|Dahlias and Sonata mix cosmos are blooming right now|
On the close side of the garage is the veggie garden and it is rolling right along these days. I have picked several bowls of peas in the last week and will need to get out again today.
Luckily one of my favourite tasks is sitting on the porch shelling peas so this works out okay. I always forget though how few peas you get compared to the mound of pods. We could definitely use a larger pea patch in the future.
Tomatoes are not yet ready but they are starting to form.
The cherry tomatoes Mexico Midget and Andrina were the first to take shape but these Bison tomatoes pictured above are quickly catching up. I ended up with eight varieties of tomatoes planted this year so I'm keeping a close eye on which plants produce quicker than others. Taste testing will start in a few weeks time I think.
Also growing in the veggie patch is zucchini. oh boy do we have zucchini. Hubby said yesterday 'you knew how many zucchini came off a plant and yet you still planted three of these?!?!?'
Sorry dear, I just couldn't help myself. I only planted three seeds and all three sprouted. Then I decided I couldn't toss any out just in case any of the plants died. Finally, when my pumpkins wouldn't grow and I had a heap of manure just sitting there I thought, well I'll just toss a zucchini in that spot. Now we have three sprawling plants with about a half dozen zucchinis per plant. I've started picking them already at around 3 - 4 inches long. They are so delicious at that size, perfect for grilling. But I think I'll still have to call my mom for her chocolate zucchini cake recipe.
As previously noted I keep a few flowers in the veggie patch. Partly because I love flowers but also because they attract pollinators.
|From Left - Asiatic liles, Feverfew and Borage|
In the front of the house I have been working as hard as I can to get the last of my newly purchased plants into the entrance bed.
|Me and my guard cat plucking weeds|
|I'm pleased with how the back half of this bed is coming together|
|Astilbe chinensis 'Visions'|
And a couple happy photos to finish up. My clematis, after three years of waiting, has finally bloomed.
|Clematis Emilia Plater|
And a happy shot of my garden companion.
Funnyface is trying to displace Gino as my garden cat. He follows me everywhere when I'm outside, rolling around and trying to get my attention so I'll rub his belly. Gino is displeased but I find it quite endearing.