It's about time I updated you on our garden. My perennial garden, on the side of the house, is in its third year now. And, you know the saying: first year sleep, second year creep, third year leap -- well, it's true and the garden looks just gorgeous, all full and blooming. The lilies are just beginning to bloom:
It's hard to capture the gardens and the house in one photo. It looks much better in person. I decided to plant perennial herbs (like rosemary, sage and thyme) in the front this year since most flowers don't do so well in the hot sun. I also planted zinnias and nasturtiums among the herbs. We'll see how it does.
My pictures are out of order, but look who visits our yard nearly every evening!! The mallards fly in to feed on the dropped birdseed beneath the feeder. I hope they aren't snacking in my vegetable garden because the yellow finches are.
Here is a view of the side of the house before the grass was mowed. You can't see much, but you can see where the garden runs.
We've begun to harvest from our veggie garden: radishes and peas have been picked and lettuce is ready anytime. I also made use of all the beet greens when I thinned the baby beets out. Perfect for salad!
This picture does not look great, but gives you an idea of what is going on in most of the garden now. You can't see the peas, from which I picked a bowl of peas this evening.
My lavender bush is going great guns and looks lovely! Can't wait to try out a few lavender recipes for the cooking blog this summer.
And now I'm thinking about what I can do next summer (don't tell Michael). We did add a lilac bush and a few hostas in a small garden on the other side of the garage this year. And, I planted a bunch of cosmos, nasturtiums and sunflowers in the peony bed. But I'm thinking bushes and trees and another perennial garden somewhere....