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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Blue skies over and in the garden

Camassia quamash
Blue skies touched my garden today and left their color on these flowers.  This is quamash, Camassia quamash, a spring-flowering bulb. 

It grows in Plopper's Field, which is starting to fill in nicely.

There aren't many spots left in the garden border I call Plopper's Field where I generally plop in perennials wherever they will fit.  I'll have to do some sorting out in this area to see if there are some "undesirables" to evict to make way for more plants. 

Or more likely I'll figure out other areas of the garden to plant new plants in.

I spent much of the afternoon in the Vegetable Garden Cathedral where  I made good progress on weeding out the flower border that runs along the fence from one end of the garden to the other.  This flower border is now a blank canvas, except for a few clematis vines trained to grow on trellises leaning against the fence and an old 'Hyperion' daylily.

I am a tiny bit concerned because some evening primrose found its way to this border. I grubbed out as much as I could today but I expect I'll have to be vigilant in weeding it out for the next ten years to be really rid of it.

The Vegetable Garden Cathedral
Life is pretty busy these days, both in and out of the garden, so I probably won't be able to spend much time in the Vegetable Garden Cathedral again until next Sunday when I plant out the summer vegetables, including tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant, and sow seeds for beans, corn, squash, and annual flowers.

In the meantime, I'm beginning to harvest lettuce, spinach, spring onions, and radishes and hope to soon see blooms on the peas. I think I will also have a bumper crop of strawberries this year.

Life is good in the garden, especially in May when the skies are blue, the sun is warm, the grass is green, and the garden is all new again.

7 comments:

Chigiy Binell said...

It's May! Your favorite time of year. I think mine is April but we live in different parts of the country. Your garden looks full of promise. Enjoy!

Christys Cottage Wildlife Garden said...

This May has been very different for us in middle TN. Last night it was 36 degrees. However, this morning the sun is shining and the forecast is looking good. I made the mistate of planting some evening primrose a few years ago. I've been trying to get rid of it for the last year. I'm sure it will be quite a while before it's all gone. We are finally putting in our vege garden this week...it's been so wet we couldn't till the garden until yesterday. Can't wait to taste those home-grown veges!

Hoover Boo said...

How lovely May can be!

Kalantikan said...

I love how you described your garden in May, "the skies are blue...". Our garden can also be described that way now, but instead of the sun being warm it is very hot, the grass is brown, and the garden is trying to survive, while most are already dead. But if you will look at my post for GBBD, the photos will not show it, purposely done so to trick my consciousness, hahaha!

Rose said...

It certainly is good to see blue skies once again! I hope the rain holds off so you can fill up the rest of the pews in your cathedral, Carol.

myhesperidesgarden said...

Lovely to see your vegetable beds, they look so neat and attractive, I really love the bed system for growing vegetables as I believe it makes it much easier to manage. We have blue skies today too. Christina

Cathy and Steve said...

You're so far ahead of us -- I have a little bit of lettuce but it's far from ready to harvest.

I LOVE the idea of "Plopper's Field". We also have a bed like that known as "The Garden on the Kindercare Side of the Driveway". I so much like YOUR name better LOL!