Friday, May 21, 2010

Flower Power

Welcome to today's garden report

 Sometimes I spend a lot of time trying to get the pictures placed where I want them, and Blogger just does NOT want to cooperate.  Well the issue is with trying to put them side by side.  I don't have the patience tonight, so they are just going to going to be stacked vertically.

The basil is coming along nicely and the second true leaves are there

The lettuce mix is really shooting up, and some of it is way too tightly planted.  Going to have to figure out a better way to sow the seeds more evenly.  Made up 8 bags of salad mix with lettuce, arugula and kale to take to the market.  Could have done more, but since it is a long weekend, it is hard to know how busy it will be tomorrow. 

Here's the arugula.  Made up 10 bags of that.

The broccoli is developing little heads.  It took a beating the other day with the wind, and has gone from them all standing up nice and straight to many of them leaning at jaunty angles.

In reality these carrots are only a couple of inches high

The potatoes are really filling out


A couple of Delphiniums.  For some reason they wanted  to be side by side

And a close up of the purple one

The double red Peonies are gorgeous, and are much redder than they look in these photos.  The rain and wind really is hard on them.  The big heads fill up with water and the weight drags them down.

 A really lovely bearded Iris

Allium flowers 

 I love this shot.  A Nelly Moser Clematis

We don't have any lambs, but we have Lamb's Ears

This poor giant Hosta took a beating in the wind.  You can see all the maple leaves scattered on the lawn behind.

The more compact Hostas fared much better

Lady's Mantle.  Love how it holds the rain drops.

And what you've all been waiting for................ the very rare Wyndson Farm Buttercup.  Ask really nicely, and add in the appropriate bribe, and I might consider giving you a root.  Act fast though, they'll be gone before you know it!

1 comment:

  1. oh gad, I detest creeping buttercup! Just when I think I've got a handle on it, it comes back with a vengeance. Creeping buttercup & bindweed are my two big weeds. It's practically impossible to get it out of a perennial bed without damaging the plants.....

    Oh & the vinca vine from hell planted by some lunatic ages ago (or maybe they just dumped their old hanging baskets there) & which is now taking over the creek. It should be illegal to sell that thing in gardening stores.

    I'm jealous of your peonies. I have ants. Again. :-(


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