I'll start in the vegetable garden today, for a change! The pumpkins are growing like mad. It seems that the trellis is not going to stop them from taking over the rest of the garden, as usual. They have already started crawling through the corn, beans, and peppers. But I don't mind!
Can you spot the baby pumpkins?
The corn is looking good. Dorinny Sweet is putting out tassels. The Glass Gem corn is the same height but no tassels yet, which is good since I don't want them to cross. The Glass gem is just an experiment to see if it can mature in our short growing season.
Sunset runner beans. They got off to a really slow start this spring and I lost several to snails and turkeys!
I'm looking forward to trying this Purple of Sicily cauliflower!
Peppers are one of my favorite crops to grow. Mainly because I can start them indoors so early, when I'm getting desperate to start gardening again!
A rather odd-looking Pantano Romanesco tomato!
A potato field in bloom across the road...
And now on to the the flower garden! Maybe there is a little too much nicotiana right now! But I love it. The real problem is that I made the mistake of planting some smaller plants, like balsam, among the nicotiana! I should have known better!
The echinacea is starting to bloom.
A friend identified this plant as Mullein. Don't ask me how it got here, but its welcome, at least for now! Apparently it can become invasive, so hopefully I won't regret this later.
I like the contrats between these hollyhocks and the nicotiana. I wonder if anyone has ever planted a black and white garden?
Black hollyhocks at night...
This post is getting way to long, but here are some other recent close-ups...
I have still more to share, but don't have time right now, and also don't want to overwhelm my readers! So that's it for the moment!
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading. I also blog for Heirloom Gardener.