Wednesday, June 24, 2015

a garden update for June

blog crazy! two posts in one week!

Here's a look at what's blooming away here right now. We're trying to make a new flower bed around these rocks. They are up against some heavy abuse as both julia and theo now adore playing on this rock, some of them wearing stilettos. 
A volunteer poppy. I've never seen such a fancy poppy. None like this grew last year. I don't know where it came from. its in with the strawberries that are starting to ripen. 

these peas are by far the best I've ever grown. they are about 12 feet tall and not stopping. The peas on the other half of the fence are about 3 feet tall. the potatoes in front grew huge then the vines laid over. i'm not too sure if they just do that or if i'm supposed to dig them already. 
lots of herbs and roses are starting to bloom.  
dave's garden is shaping up nicely. greens, kale, beans, cucumbers, dill, flowers, garlic
so are his tomatoes
the raspberries are starting to fruit. 
calendula and poppies are blooming. I'm drying the calendula for use in soap and creams, and I'll collect the poppy seeds for baking. 
our little cherry tree is producing right now. The apple and pear are setting fruit. 
more calendula
a new bed I dug this spring, full of beans, kale, onions, peas. in the very back are some honeyberry, currants, a gogi berry, and a thorneless blackberry. 
Julia's fairy gardens are blooming away. she uses the blooms for flower "soup." Having her own flowers to pick anytime generally saves mine from constant picking, but she is pretty interested in claiming any new garden space being dug as "hers" 
I planted artichokes and cardoons. not sure which is which. they should perennialize here. 
hot tub and mini hot tub. 
still watching wyatt, the babies are buddies now, interacting all the time. mostly nicely. 

and one last photo. mini chef on the beach.  

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