What’s Growing?May 8, 2010
The vegetable garden is about 80% planted (thank you, dear husband) and the harvesting has already begun.
We’ve been enjoying fresh spring greens this week. There are 2 20 foot rows of mixed lettuces.
We have more onions than usual this year. I ordered some and then we forgot so my husband bought some starts and then a friend (thank you, Susan) sent some genuine Walla Walla starts from Walla Walla, Washington. But really, can you ever have too many onions?
And then remember that pathetic little garlic from back in March? The garlic patch is going great!
I love the alliums and so do the bees.
Below are the flowers you can just see behind the alliums. Silly question – I know a few of you are very into flowers and this will probably be obvious – but does anyone know what this flower is?
My favorites – irises.
We mostly have phlox – lots and lots of purple phlox. Talk about invasive! I used to have columbine everywhere – but I think it has been overrun by the phlox. It may be time to take control of my garden again. Maybe – I have such a hard time tearing out pretty flowers. Still, there is a fine line between lush and overgrown and I may have crossed it.
There is more growing that I just forgot to photograph. Violets and violas and purple cranesbill geraniums too. The chives are in bloom also. Hmmm, I seem to have a purple theme going here, except for my columbine (of course it was the purple ones that have disappeared).
More things are yet to bloom of course – bee balm (a pinkish purple), clematis (purple), Echinacea – purple. What can I say….