…But a slow one.
It’s still unseasonably cool here – we’ve just begun to have nights where the temps stay above 60. The beans are up (barely), but the squash are just sitting in the still-too-cold soil.
Tomatoes look good!
True Confession time: I bought them this year, rather than starting my own. It feels a little like cheating, but there you have it. All the laundry got done this winter, but the Garden Stuff didn’t. Wonder if I’ll ever be Grown Up enough to get All The Things done in the same year?
Don’t answer that.
Anyway, if you’re in the general vicinity and need awesome plants for your garden, I highly recommend The Farmer’s Daughter in South Kingstown RI. Organic plants, lots of knowledge and incredibly friendly folks. Great selection of herbs, too…
In keeping with our theme this year – The Year of Herbs and Flowers – I’ve taken the first bed out of vegetables and let the grandkids choose loads of flowers for picking later in the year. Lots of snapdragons and marigolds, with a few other things thrown in besides. Looks a bit sparse now, but give it a few weeks to fill in, and we’ll be swimming in color!
And speaking of color:
Claire – here’s one of those peonies! One thing the cooler nights have been good for – the blossoms are lasting much longer than normal. The lilac bloomed for three weeks, rather than just one, and there are even still a few irises left.
The peonies are having a great year, but their bed is a mess…
Hey! What’s that pink thing in the background?
Well, look at that…one lonely foxglove. A rouge seedling from seasons-past….in the yard, not the bed…
Sometimes being a lazy weeder has benefits.