Monday, May 18, 2015

In the Garden

We had an abundance of rain the other day, which made for perfect planting this weekend.
I love this time of year when things are going in and some of the early sprouters are ready for picking.
Tarragon, mint, chives, cilantro, and sage.
Early onions and leeks just about plump enough to harvest.









Most of all of the vegetables are in. 
My peas are doing well, but I decided to sack the weed screen idea. It just wasn't working, and seemed to be more of a nuisance to keep the weed screen down in the wind.
Instead, I planted three rows about 10 inches apart and staked a little wire fence down in the middle.


Potatoes are up!
I can't wait to taste the first little buttery potatoes fresh from the dirt.

My sister in law and I are comparing notes and sharing flower seeds...growing a lot more to sell in the farm stand this summer.

I planted a few varieties of sweet peas from Floret and I can't tell you how thrilled I am to smell that first bloom.

Peonies are one of my favorite flower treasures and I picked up a couple more plants.
I am seriously considering planting a couple of rows. They are so enchanting and easy to maintain.



Included in the flower planting, will be another sunflower house
The kids just have hours of fun. 
I am planting it at the end of two raspberry rows....what a treat to walk down the middle, like a little road, eating berries all the way to the secret house.

Today is a busy one.
Pumpkins, corn, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, and melons are going in the ground.
As well as ALL of the flowers!
How about you?
What is happening in your garden?

If you would like a little inspiration, you can check out my pinterest boards:

~Julia

6 comments:

Gumbo Lily said...

I've got most everything in my garden except for the tomatoes and peppers. We had a hard freeze last night and I'm not sure I'm ready to put those in quite yet. Things are slow-growing here lately. Just too cold right now. The iris, daffodils, and tulips are blooming though.

Unknown said...

Not much going on here yet!! It has been too cold, but hopefully by the weekend we can start to plant the gardens! I love peonies. I just checked on mine today. They are easily divided in the fall. Love to see your gardens! So nice to finally get outside!
Patty

Francesca Cera Novecento said...


this is such a wonderful time Julia!!
I agree.

Hugs

Fra

fiore said...

your blog is very nice
ciao
fiore

Mindy Whipple said...

Thanks for the peek into your garden! Yours seems very similar to mine as far as we have peas up a few inches, potatoes looking good as well as some green onions and spinach, lettuce and radishes. In the greenhouse the peppers are doing well. I plan to plant the warmer weather seeds this weekend and flower seeds as well. Have a great weekend gardening!

Anonymous said...

Nan, Odessa, DE

Thanks for sharing your garden!
Tell me about your scare crow.
I would like one that is trouble free, easy to assemble. Any hints?

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