|the view from the deck off the bedrooms. oh, there are so many projects yet to be tackled, but I do love this yard.|
It's very unruly this year, but it has possibility.
I love mornings like this past Friday's: sunny and happy. A quick, easy bagel breakfast with my guys, then I slip outside with still-damp shower hair for a little solo (well, plus kitty) time in the garden. Doesn't hurt that it's a beautiful, warm day. Sun-dried hair -- does it get much better?
With the alternating rain and sun (my favorite combo), there's a lot happening out back. Ready?
|starting to fill in everywhere|
|peas & pablo. just look at those bedroom eyes. what a flirt.|
|the peas and their pretty white bonnets. I'm trying a new variety this year, 'Sabre' from good old Renee's. They're a pretty short, tidy variety, but I have to admit I'm kind of missing my tall, high-climbing Laxton's Progress and Tall Telephone.|
|greens bed: wee dino kale (remember this monster?), spinach & volunteer arugula|
|new anti-kitty screens for the spaces between asparagus rows. I love that sweet kitty, but lately he's made it his job to get in there and wreak havoc. Toby built these to order and I adore them. And him :)|
|Purple is the color of so many flowers, especially herb blooms. Have you noticed? I've inadvertently planted a very purple garden. I think bees must like purple, or see it very well.|
|pretty purple sage blossoms. I started all this sage from a couple microscopic seeds a couple years back.|
|purple rosemary blossoms.|
|as for juicy edibles... the alpines are going nuts lately. between Jacky and me, they don't last a day once they go red.|
|pretty black currant blossoms|
|blueberries in the works|
|'hauer pippin' apple is getting its season started. it's my latest bloomer by far.|
|'bearss lime' blossoms|
|'lisbon lemon' blossoms|
|wee baby meyer lemons|
|our neighbor's energetic 'cecil brunner' climbing rose. such a pretty borrowed view.|
|more 'cecil brunner'|
|pretty, pretty 'cecil'|
|my own 'aromatherapy' rose. despite its somewhat tacky pink color, the scent is HEAVENLY. Today, I made homemade rosewater with two of these blooms.|
|and, finally... from the files of the life and times of the youngest garden helper. in a recent fit of "I'm sick of being out here MOM!", he clipped off this succulent's ONLY flower spike (look how pretty last year's was!). I was bummed, but... he's three. To my surprise, the clever plant gave it another go. Flower Spike, take two!|
Well, that's the haps from this garden! Hope you had a lovely, sunny, peaceful, plant-iful weekend.