|~ Sweet William ~|
I'll try not to overwhelm with too many photos.
Please enjoy a short break:
Sweet Williams - the deer habitually ate these early in the spring, which resulted in bushier plants that produced a lot of blooms. I'm wondering if I will have to pinch them back from now on to achieve the same results.
|~ violet ~|
Little violets are just darling - unfortunately, they get lost around here. The fun thing is, I've never planted them! They've come in as volunteers from somewhere. I'm good with that!
|~ borage ~|
The borage is now in bloom & I love the blue! The bees do to, so I try not to take all the blooms for my salads. I'm going to try to gather seeds again this year & encourage them to grow in other places other than the veggie beds.
|~ Cascadia pea ~|
I'm learning & beginning to understand just what it means to be a Wet, West Coast gardener - especially since I live in the 'fog zone' - it's cooler here, usually the summers are very dry & cool due to the fog & we just don't get those 'dog days' of summer that allow us to grow things such as tomatoes & peppers outside.
I can grow peas. Yup - peas are easy & very prolific. Now, if only I can figure out how to grow them so that I'm not overwhelmed with tons of peas all at once!! (Successive seeding would work if I could remember not to put all the seeds in at once!)
|~ red peony ~|
I have memories of peonies at my mom's house - huge bushes with large, fragrant blooms... I'm trying to recreate that here with 11 plants strategically planted around the property. It's very slow going... But this year I was rewarded with a red bloom! Not quite the red advertised, but I'll take it.