The veggie garden is doing very well!! I mentioned once that I was going to plant without tilling this year, and so far that is working. After I got back from my mom's the weeds in the unmulched back half of the garden were taking over. I had Grant haul the tiller out there so I could make quick work of getting rid of them. Unfortunately, the tiller shot crap. .and I still had to pull weeds. So, I guess I was 100% tiller free this season. Because of that method, there has been some remaining straw to pull across and protect some of the plants. The beets have been thinned, and the carrots (visible right behind the beets in the photo) will need thinned soon too. .I am still amazed that they even came up!!
|the larkspur stand is adding some character to this weedy patch|
The greenhouse is being cleared out slowly. We are still picking tomatos. .and the plants have had a lot of new lush foliage and blooms start again. I know that it has everything to do with the abundant sunshine and added warmth. Most of the house plants are moved out to the decks. .which leaves the house looking empty, but the outside entrances look inviting.
|Penstemon strictus (Rocky Mountain beardtongue) is show stopping this year!!! It is supposed to be 24 inches tall by 36 inches wide. .and is just gorgeous! It is also holding up well in the vase with the peonies.|
|photo courtesy of cornell web site|
I discovered in my birding book that they migrate out by the first of June. .so I was REALLY excited to have seen them here!! I am especially pleased with how our backyard habitat is shaping up. .and find pleasure daily at the sights and scents available to me right out my own door! Thanks for joining me today on the mini-garden tour. Have a great week. .it's about over!