My Edible Garden

I've been gardening for most of my life and have been a devoted fan of organic gardening the whole time. It just makes so much more sense to work in harmony with Mother Nature than to fight her. Besides which it is better for the planet and better for our bodies. Here you can see what I'm planting and harvesting, with gardening hints and resources thrown in for good measure.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Around the Garden

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.

Granada rose

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

Florintine Iris

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
The backyard veggie garden has been a big neglected; some green onions, elephant garlic and some carrots are in there along with a lot of weeds and Californa poppies.

Tombstone rose

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.

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.

tomatoes in

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.

1 comment:

  1. Mary, once spring gets started it's amazing how fast things happen in the garden. We here in Nebraska are still being haunted by freezing temperatures at night even though it warms to 50s and 60s during the day. I've had to replant onions twice and maybe a third time before Spring weather stays. I going to have to replant the lettuce and radishes. Nothing sprouted from the planting two weeks ago. This garden year has been a real challenge to get started. Looks like yours is in full swing.

    Have a great day in the garden.