Friday, July 16, 2010

At Home in my Garden

After 3 weeks of being in Denver, Ottawa and Waterloo, I was worried I would miss a whole bunch of things happening in the yard. However, the near constant rain means that little happened while I was gone. I missed the peonies and the giant bell flower, and my greens all went to seed with no one cutting them. My pea shoots also turned into peas.  Other than that, I haven't missed that much.

We spent our first afternoon back weeding and mowing. The next day we cleaned house and trimmed clematis, edged the yard and did some transplanting. Now that it is all done, I have been able to get into the yard and really enjoy it. Check out the beautiful pictures of the things currently blooming.

New pink lily
Currently Blooming
  • yellow lily
  • orange lily
  • red lily
  • pink lily
  • orange day lily
  • mini bell flower
  • pinks
  • veronica
  • 6 types of ground cover
  • tea roses
  • spirea
  • theromborgia vine
  • sweat peas
  • morning glory
  • potatoes
  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers
Currently eating
  • all herbs (I am drying and freezing lots now)
  • rocket, spinach, romaine
  • saskatoons
  • strawberries
  • green onion
  • cherries
  • rhubarb
  • chili peppers
While I was at my parents and Greta and Gus', I ate lots of peas, carrots, kohlrabi, raspberries, and fresh blueberries. Today Mike and I went to pick Saskatoons with the girls and I froze some and made crisp.  Now that I am eating lots of fresh things and playing in the yard, I finally feel like it is summer. My flowers are similar to last year, it is mostly my veggies that are late. But I am out in my yard, processing and eating things, so I feel great!

1 comment:

  1. Too bad that's all the Saskatoon's that are on that bush... nearly, at any rate.