Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Peonies and Irises

In this last week I sold about 200 bricks that were beside the house.  I wanted to use the space for another flower bed.  I spent all day on Monday preparing the bed and planted it this morning.  It is always so amazing how sparse the bed look and then how quickly they fill in.

The side garden

The peonies smell fantastic.

The Irises are still the stars in the main garden

 I got a surprise this spring.  I planted a foxglove a while back and did not think that it took.  It was actually a good thing that I was a little late in weeding this year.  I have several beautiful foxgloves that must have reseeded.

In the veggie garden the bunnies are eating the peas and the peppers.  This morning I noticed that the beans have come up!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

This week in the garden

I was able to work in the garden for a good 4 hours on Sunday and it felt great!  Notice there are alot less weeds.  I also got all the dahlia bulbs in the ground and planted a few tomatoes.

The yellow columbine is blooming right now, but looks a bit leggy.

The neighbor has a large lilac bush and you can smell it all over our own yard.

The Crane's bill is looking nice.

The real stars of the show are the iris.  They will be even more lovely next week.   I love the coloring on this one.

Look how many buds are on this plant!

 We are also growing baby robins on the front porch!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Some Gardening Pictures

I am trying to do a better job of keeping track of my garden this year.  Last year I did not give it much attention and it showed.  One goal is to take pictures every week towards the beginning of the week to see what is blooming and growing.  Here are some pictures from last week.  Notice the weeds are doing great!  Between Tulip Time and the rain, I have not been able to weed for about 2-3 weeks.

Here are a couple close up shots of what is in the garden now.

In the veggie garden I have lettuce, green onion, kale, peas, and spinach planted.  I was hoping to get more done this week, but it pretty much rained every day.

I hope this week is better weather.  I am finished teaching for the semester and now that Tulip Time is over I will have lots of spare time! Ha!