It rained again today…
We just had a momentary break in the clouds so I ran out to takes some pics of life progressing. And since the world is supposed to end tomorrow by someone’s calculations, I figured I better not wait. 🙂
66° F, partly sunny, partly rainy, partly overcast, partly windy…
Iris in front of a bunch of Peonies getting ready to bloom
My Fourth of July tomatoes on track for early fruit!
I always thought this was Russian Sage, but it looks different than pictures of that. It is being overtaken by a Giant Hosta--the others were swallowed up and this is the last plant of it left.
These are kind of funny. It is a pot of bunching onions I grew from seed last year. At the end of the year I tossed the pots aside as trash and forgot about them. This spring I was pulling out pots for planting and found these onions had come back and very strongly! They are blooming now. I'm not sure what to do with them as I've never had them a second year but will just keep putting them in our salads!
Newly planted between the raindrops:
We got 3 each Duke and BlueCrop Blueberries.
Hard to see in the shade but this is a new grape plant--a white seedless. Now that the Concords on either side have leafed out I see I need to do some trimming back.
The pole and bush beans are up. Notice in the lower left of this picture is a volunteer cherry tomato coming up. I counted about ten so far. These are the ones I rip out every year leaving just 3 or 4 (still WAY too many tomoatoes) but there was such an outcry when I said that, that I may try to find a pace to transplant them so they can be free and untormented by me!
What all this rain has done:
My Jack-in-the-Pulpits are monster-sized this year. This group is about two feet tall! (Also showing, though nothing is blooming at the moment, Lily-of-the-Valley, Astilbe, Fern, Bleeding Heart, Daylily and unwelcome Spearmint)
The Hosta are gi-normous and taking over everything.
Last year a friend gave me some unnamed grass to plant in a spot where nothing will grow. It is the south side of the house, near the macadam of the driveway so it fries most plants. The chickens are also a real "help" in this garden as they love the dry dirt for their dust baths. So I put in a few shoots of this grass which looked pathetic and sickly all last year...Maybe there is hope this year! (In front are some Rudebeckia that didn't bloom last year but maybe will this year.)
Our lawn is shin-high and looks like it should be a pasture. Our pasture is past knee-high and looks like a jungle! Colin, Toffee and Ellie are looking over to see what I am doing and does it have anything to do with food? Can you see their babies? There are 5 of them there...nope, neither can I! By the way, the nice short lawn in the background belongs to the neighbor--apparently it doesn't rain non-stop over there....
Have a great day!