How Does Your Garden Grow?

This weekend the weather has turned from spring to summer.  At last check, the temperature was 85 outside and too hot to work in the sun more than 30 minutes or so at a time.  Not sure if I should be worried that I haven’t quite got the garden beds ready to plant, or be leary of the warmth, as it usually doesn’t stay warm until late May/early June. For now I’m going to just enjoy the sunshine and share pics of my progress in the garden so far.


Rosemary, thyme, and oregano.  Third year in a row it’s come back although the rosemary is getting crowded out by the thyme. DSCN0867New garden bed! This will be where the squashes go! DSCN0861

Spring bulbs fading, summer bulbs going strong in the backyard. DSCN0854

Swiss chard and romaine lettuce. DSCN0855

Trying the potato bags again this year, but if they perform like they did last year I’m going to bag whole idea (pun intended!) and just plant them in the ground.DSCN0856

Artichokes. DSCN0857

I had no idea rhubarb flowered on such giant stalks.  These are 6 and 8 feet tall! DSCN0853

Peas and trellis.  Pole beans will replace the peas and cover the trellis. DSCN0852

Close-up of peas. DSCN0851

Strawberry blossoms and one onion coming back 3 years after I tried growing them there.  The strawberries have taken over the whole bed now!  I can’t wait to make jam! DSCN0850

The berry bed-raspberries and strawberries. DSCN0843

The raised herb garden.  Chives, thyme, sage, parsley, and garlic. DSCN0859

“Angel Face” rose bloom-planted in memory of my late cat, Lizzie.