The first of my raspberries are ripening. I enjoyed this bowl over the weekend and on inspection this morning, there are more berries ready for the picking today!
My gooseberries are coming along nicely, except I have no idea when they’re “done” exactly. Anyone have a thought for me? I’m guessing it may be when the blossom finally dies and falls off the bottom.
If you’ve followed my gardening posts, you know I have a thing for discovering insects. These two look like they were… um… enjoying the pretty June day. (In case you’re wondering, pretty sure these are a kind of stink bug.)
The dog has been enjoying his view from the deck. We recently got him cut so he could tolerate the weather a bit better. We don’t have A/C in the house, so we gated off a nice chunk of the deck for him to lounge on.
I have lots of flowers in bloom right now – including these beautiful lavender.
Here’s another fragrant plant I added to my garden this year: honeysuckle! I encourage you to add fragrance to your garden. It adds such a special quality when you’re out there working… or just sitting with a cup of coffee and relaxing. And my carrots are coming along nicely, too! Maybe in a few more weeks they’ll be ready here. I can see the tops of them forming in the ground… but I’d like to have them fatten up a bit more first.
If you look really closely… you’ll see we’ve got kiwis forming! This is year three of having our vines. You need both male and female in order to make fruit and we’ve not had fruit yet. I’m hoping that this is our year.
The pumpkins have recently popped up! We’re trying a giant white (“ghost”) variety this year. We’ll see what happens.
Other things in my garden seem to be progressing a bit more slowly. The corn is just starting to pop up, and my tomatoes seem to be putting out flowers, but no fruit this year (any ideas)? As a reminder, my goal this year is LAZY, so I’m not being overly fussy about stuff. Just trying to keep a pretty looking space with minimal work.
How does your garden grow?
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