I’ve been taking photos of the garden all year long….but have never managed to post in a timely manner. It’s amazing – this year we’ve managed to grow some things!! Can you believe it?! I’ve already been through a full crop of radishes and lettuce and spinach and peas – the second harvest is already in the ground – and tonight I had some of the first tomatoes and carrots.
Carrots. For real. I’ve NEVER gotten carrots to grow before. I’m excited.
The flower beds are coming along, too. I’m amazed at how much work it takes to fill them and keep them going. I’m also filled with renewed appreciation for those who have gardens that look lush and lovely through spring, summer, and autumn. Sheesh. Mine is still in need of a LOT of love, but it’s getting there. Baby steps.
Snaps from back in April:
Apple tree blossoms
Up in her favorite climbing tree while the magnolia was in bloom
Spring garden. So lovely.
Dahlias coming up
Gladiolas coming up
Hostas and tulips
Pear tree blossoms
Lupines! Was surprised to find those in the garden beds 🙂
Planted some clover as ground cover. Crossing my fingers it catches on.
My favorite – the flame azaleas. Short lived, but so pretty.
And some from May:
Roasted radishes. Surprisingly delicious.
And then some more from June:
Strawberries have been fairly plentiful – especially considering they were new last year
Sedum growing everywhere. Love it. Keep going, Sedum!
Pole bean starts. Hoping they’ll outgrow these stakes 🙂
Starting an herb garden – parsley
Lemon thyme – also have lots of cilantro, chives, dill, rosemary, and basil
My favorite wildflowers, taking root over Frank’s favorite spot. Lovely little lupines in bloom.
Garden staple. Marigolds.
Some cress is taking over one of the rocky spots. Keep growing, cress!
Reportedly, this is a weed. Awfully pretty, though.
Loads of hostas
Some poppys for good measure
Dahlias – last year’s didn’t come back for some reason…so these were new.
Geraniums. Just the splash we’ll need in the back, I hope.
HUGE alliums. No idea where these guys came from….but they are HUGE.
NOM NOM NOM. I LOVE that she runs around the yard eating snap peas from the trellis!
Picking plenty of peas
Forget Me Nots. Love these little beauties 🙂
Cucumbers starting on the vine
Edamame – – – first time growing this one – – – Evelyn is VERY hopeful!
More pole beans and a pumpkin!
And some from the other day:
Added some corn
Rose colored lupines started blooming!
cucumbers on their way
Had to try again with the beets. Frankie killed them all with his incessant lounging.
Apples – and pears coming in, too!
Fairy Garden is still alive and well.
Even has a sweet little security guard.
Almost time for the lillies
Evelyn’s class planted peas for their Mother’s Day Gifts. Hers just started producing this week.
She is pretty proud.
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