After the long winter, the call of the garden has been strong, and it's been a fast and furious spring gardening season these past few weeks.
|front walkway garden in early May..|
|...in late May|
|...and mid June.|
Of course our big spring project has been our red veggie garden, but in addition to building, tilling soil, and hauling rocks for that garden, I've also spent quite a few afternoons digging up other areas of the yard. I've had (and still have!) lots of seedlings to plant from my seed starting and winter sowing.
|Almost all of the seeds I winter-sowed grew quite well!|
I've also received a number of plants from several generous gardeners whose gardens were overflowing (I highly recommend joining a gardening club if you love plants!)
|Have extra plants in the garden? I'll take them!|
(This one is a Campanula, I believe.)
The past few weeks have also been devoting to watering and caring for all my new little plant-lings and keeping a close eye on all the local critters (which I shall introduce to you at a later time).
|Woohoo! Snow peas!|
Unfortunately, I've been so busy this spring, that, while my gardens are shaping up nicely, I've apparently overdone it. I now have tendonitis in both wrists and am forced to hang up my shovel for a little while.
|Grrr... so much I want to do!|
I guess that's the problem when a new garden and an impatient, overachieving gardener meet. I have so many grand visions of what I want my garden to look like, and of course it will take a few years to achieve anything close to that. (I just have to keep having to remind myself of that fact!)
But it does give me a little more time to blog now..
|My Nicotiana is starting to bloom and smelling wonderful.|
...and some time to slow down and actually smell some of those flowers!