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. New garden bed! This will be where the squashes go!
Spring bulbs fading, summer bulbs going strong in the backyard.
Swiss chard and romaine lettuce.
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.
I had no idea rhubarb flowered on such giant stalks. These are 6 and 8 feet tall!
Peas and trellis. Pole beans will replace the peas and cover the trellis.
Close-up of peas.
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!
The berry bed-raspberries and strawberries.
The raised herb garden. Chives, thyme, sage, parsley, and garlic.
“Angel Face” rose bloom-planted in memory of my late cat, Lizzie.