It’s been awhile since I posted on the progress of my garden, so I thought I’d do exactly that as I spent a couple hours in the yard yesterday.
This year I let my daughter have a whole container for flowers. She chose cosmos which are very easy to grow and love to be cut! She cuts a small bouquet for her room every few days now. Happy to see they bloomed in a variety of colors. She also added some alyssum to her bouquet above.
This is the veggie I’m most excited about this year: they are yard-long purple pole beans. I just love watching pole beans climb. They grow several inches a day! (You can see how I constructed this simple trellis for about $5.)
I love how lush and filled in this planter box looks. I’ve got a volunteer cherry tomato, the kale, and the pole beans. If you’ve got limited space, think VERTICLE. I also like the look of varying heights and textures together.
I am calling this the year of volunteers. I just have so many things that popped up without me having to plant them – tomatoes, arugula, parsley, chard… and this nasturtium. I love a garden that kind of takes over.
And some volunteer alyssum, growing in the corner of my raspberry planter. When I started gardening, it was all about edibles. But over time, I’ve really appreciated the simple joy of growing more flowers. Not only do flowers attract pollinators and hummingbirds to your garden, it just makes your garden a fragrant, welcoming place.
I realized I had a few things that didn’t germinate, but here we are start of July. Think I’ll have any luck finding veggie starts this late in the season? I’m going to try this afternoon. I really would like a zucchini plant and I’m worried the pumpkins aren’t off to a great start. My angelica is officially in need of removal and I’m thinking of planting my son’s seaberry plants in that space (they are horribly root bound and in need of a bigger growing space).
So that’s how my garden grows… how does yours?