Full swing

The garden’s in full swing now and we’re loving it. We’ve harvested a few tomatoes already, and here’s the first batch of gourmet lettuce from thinning out the wine box planters.

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The wildflower garden has shifted from lupines to daisies…and now also cone flowers.

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Here’s the front patch, which only had tall ornamental grass (tons of it, most of which I dug up and gave away last fall) and peonies when we moved in three years ago. This has been a labor of love–I wanted a cottage garden in the suburbs. Alot of this was from seed this spring–cosmos, zinnia, bachelor buttons, poppies, forget-me-nots.

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And here are the delphiniums at their best a few weeks ago–you an see a few remnants toward the left  in the photo above. They were jaw-dropping!

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Thanks to my mom, who taught my brother and I to love planting and watching things grow. Such a wonderful and joyous lesson!

 

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One thought on “Full swing

  1. Your delphiniums are magnificent. I am pea green with envy. For some reason delphiniums do not grow well here on the West Coast. Growing up in Northern Saskatchewan delphiniums always made a splendid showing in the garden. You do have a truly beautiful garden.

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