The plants got a late start this year, but the garden seems to be perking up quite a bit now that Memorial Day weekend is here. Here’s a look around, starting with the chives in the herb garden:
Columbine, called ‘Little Lantnerns.’ (Here’s a post when I planted it, along with its buddy that didn’t make it through the drought.)
Allium, on its last legs:
Is there anything more beautiful than the smell of a peony?
Hard to see, but the new bed is developing nicely. I think because the tree isn’t there to suck all the water out of the ground, the plants are getting much bigger this year:
The Irises by the back gate are yellow:
The Irises in the front:
The flowering quince sure have grown nicely from the little wisps they were when I first got them in 2009!
(They’re the shrubs in between the purple Iris and the raised beds.)
I walked between our house and the neighbors, along Stump Lane, and got these snaps from across the fence. Irises:
A glass of rose?
Back on our side, we’ve got oregano, thyme, tarragon, sage, rosemary, lemon verbena, basil, pimentos and poblanos. And those chives, of course:
Peas, fennel, beans and tomatoes:
New pots this year. I thought we should have a little color in the front:
OK, no, this isn’t the most beautiful photo, but I just planted this little patch of dirt with bee balm, black eyed susans, a butterfly bush and a tall grass (fescue, I think?). And also brought over the horseradish and the mums:
What is this under the pear tree? I can’t remember:
The blackberries seem to like the new trellis we built for them:
And here are the Sour Cherry Farm hives:
Get to work, girls!