Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bloom Extravaganza

I walked around the garden a few days ago and here's what I saw:
Hollihocks blooming!
Snapdragons... this is my favorite color variation from all that have bloomed this spring.
Yarrow and Hollihocks in the background...The Hollyhock "column" creates an optical illusion on this image - looks like I just put 2 pictures together...
Lavender almost blooming, lilies, violas and Swiss Chard in the background.
First tomatoes ripening in the greenhouse.
Some of the Monkey-flowers have started blooming. I double checked and yes, they are called monkey-flowers.

Grape vine is LOADED with grapes this year. Can't wait to see what kind of grapes these are. It desperately needs an arbor to climb on, which would also form an entryway to the garden...
Savoy cabbages forming heads. I was late getting them in, but ya never know, we may just get a few heads!
Swiss Chard - always charming!
Lettuce mix.
Nasturtiums are among my favorites - beautiful and useful. The flowers and leaves can be added to salads.
A black Japanese tomato variety. Those got tied up and pruned yesterday.
Picknic tables in the back - we now have cool new space to hang out! Those will be useful also for workshops!

It's amazing how much on can get done on a cool overcast day in the garden! I pulled out some seed plants, cleaned the beds, transplanted more cukes, peppers and tomatoes, basil, flowers, celery and repotted more peppers ant tomatoes into bigger pots, tied up and pruned tomatoes, weeded beds and walkways and can't even remember what else...


Nancy said...

The garden is really beautiful.... Excellent job!

JLK Jewelry said...

Anne it looks so beautiful! WE planted hollyhocks late but the rain gave them a huge boost. Our cabbage is a far cry from the way yours is looking:(

Laurie said...

Got some gorgeous things there, Anne! Love those snapdragons, & you've convinced me I need to grow hollyhocks again.