Sunday, April 29, 2007

Weekend Planting

This was an unusually busy weekend. At least 30 additional varieties were planted; 6 peonies, 30 gladiola and more than 10 varieties of dahlias.

Asian veggies are some of my favorite to grow. Above is Pac Choi which sprouted in only a couple of days.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Fragrant Garden

I go through an extraordinary effort to have beautiful flowers and lusciously fragrant flowers in the garden. I think I've been giving a bit too much credit to the flowers alone. Look at the blossoms on the sweet lemon. The tree is loaded with blossoms and adorable tiny, budding fruit. And yes, the fragrance is absolutely heavenly.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Today's update...

Beautiful, multi-petaled calendula, brightens up the garden.

Whether I want it or not, it continues to grow. Season after season - fennel.

A forest of yummy parsley.

This was the most unusual flower I'd seen in a long time, from a friend's garden. I call it the pre-historic flower.

Here's another interesting flower from a friend's garden.

Cavallo Cornsalad was grown from seed and with the dramatic weather seems to have disappeared. Just poof! Those dreaded critters probably munched on them.

My new favorite lettuce.

Valdor lettuce is tender, sweet, delicious and extremely easy to grow. Not temperamental at all and easy to grow in all sorts of variant weather conditions.