|front yard bed with iris and dwarf peach|
A few pictures from around the garden taken last week that I didn't get posted. Spring is here and rapidly moving into early summer temps!
A bearded iris, rose and my dwarf Bonanza peach.
My $2 rose bush is still alive and blooming; for the story of planting it see the post from Oct 30,2011
|Green Globe artichoke|
a couple of artichokes have survived
Some snapdragons along the hillside
The photo did not pick up the delicate lavender of this iris. This is the Florintine iris, also known as Monet's because it was planted at his home in Giverny. This iris is also known as Orris root because the dried roots are fragrant and are the orris root used in potpourri and perfumes.
|backyard veg garden|
A Tombstone rose, aka Lady Banks. Here is an article about the famous original, listed in the Guiness book of records as the largest rose bush in the world. http://www.examiner.com/article/world-s-largest-rosebush-tombstone-arizona
|marigolds, sunflowers, bush beans|
I've been working on the new garden space along the creek where the chickens were before. The marigolds are putting out new blooms, the sunflowers and purple bush beans I planted are sprouting up.
I got all the tomatoes planted along their arches; the lefthand row has some more marigolds and I randomly poked in some nasturtium seeds.
The far end of the right hand row I planted some Luffa sponges. I have room for one more row, about 12 feet long, which I"m going to work on today.