Monday, June 22, 2009

My Second-Day-of-Summer Garden

As little time as I have had this spring, I still have a lovely garden going full-swing, with an amazing assortment of flowers, vegetables and herbs. I consider it my therapy... when staring at a laptop for hours gets me down, I go and weed or water or simply admire my lovelies.



My sweet peas are reaching for the sky! I can't wait for their heavenly scent.



Happy little cherry tomato plants.


Peas and beans and chives, oh my!


Clematis. Don't you think that a flower this lovely should have a name that doesn't make everyone think of a venereal disease?




Snowy, showy lilacs... these don't get full sun so they're much later then the lilacs elsewhere. Suits me fine.



The veggie and herb garden, featuring rapini, kale, chard, dill, basil, thyme, radishes, carrots, cilantro, beets, peppers, cucumber, tarragon and more. Square-foot gardening is amazing!


Momma's pride and joy: 120 some garlic plants, Siberian Red and Fireball. Wooot! Fresh scapes for supper sometime this week! (My gal pal Lisa and I always hit the Carp Garlic Festival hard; last year I bought $70 in garlic so I never again have to eat the relatively tasteless crap you get in the stores. This year, I've taken another approach to solving the problem... though I'll still be going to the festival!)


Not sure what it is, aside from durned pretty. :)


xup said...

You are such a study in contrasts. On the one hand you're so no-nonsense, ex-military, techie geek and on the other hand you do all this artsy gardening, dancing, sewing stuff. You never cease to amaze - what a gorgeous garden!

lookinout said...

I love your garden, and it's a whole lot more advanced than mine, in the same city.

Velda said...

Beauty girl! Your flowers are divine!

Chriss said...

Beautiful garden and I agree that Square Foot Gardening in awesome!

Nat said...

That's lovely...

The Man handles all the gardening.

Lorraine said...

I really like the idea of the raised beds. Your garden is awesome.

Susan said...

XUP: Thank you! I enjoy the garden, and I also like being contrast-y and unpredictable. :)

Gillian: That's odd that my garden is so much more advanced than yours. Perhaps it's the raised beds? The soil gets warmer more quickly in them.

Velda: Thanks! Usually I suck at flowers, but I think I'm getting the knack of them.

Chriss: Do you practise SFG yourself?

Nat: Thank you. My Man does the lawn. We are quite divided on our outdoor responsibilities.

Lorraine: Thank you! I love the raised beds, too... so easy to care for and to maintain.

AlisonH said...

Wow. Gorgeous.