|The "new carport|
There has been a lot of activity in the garden - seed planting (four kinds of beans, cukes, beets, radishes) was done first. I had to put up the fencing before venturing out with my seedlings. Sunday I put out onion starts and yesterday was the big push. The fence went up and tomatoes, summer squash, more cucumbers and some of the peppers went in. I also planted some sweet peas in the flower bed, and put in the remainder of my herbs (marjoram, English thyme, French tarragon, and parsley). My sage is still plugging away, as is the Greek and golden oreganos.
|Squash bed straight ahead; flower bed behind;|
beans, far left; tomatoes and peppers front
|I am trellising cukes, with rat tail|
radishes sheltered beneath. You'll
have to take my word for it - it's early days.
|The tire brigade - perennials and|
|If you biggify, you'll see|
I GOT BEANS!
|Trellised beans and cukes (more)|
in the far bed. Tomatoes and peppers in
the near bed.
|Chives, lemon balm and comfrey are rampant!|
I have four kinds of cucumbers this year, and four kinds of beans - two climbing and two bush types. I am also trying a different kind of 'radish'. I am one of six people on the Earth that cannot grow radishes. I am trying a variety that grows radish pods - or rat tails. They have started to pop up, so I am taking that as a positive sign. I have kept a bed free for winter squash, as I really miss having it in the garden. The seeds have germinated, but they're not quite ready for prime time.
I will leave you with a few shots of other parts of the garden, and a totally gratuitous shot of "Slimmie", bless him.
|My lovely lilac|
|Hellebores with bee balm|
|Front deck geraniums|
|Luxurious in his vastness|
If I have it right, these are the quilting book recipients:
DFW - Quilting Bible
Ladybug - The Art of the Handmade Quilt
ErinfromIowa - Lap Quilting
Cindie - Little Quilts
Please email your mailing address to swomersley at gmail dot com, and I will get them packaged in on their way!