Saturday, June 8, 2013
thanks to the spring rains
it poured rain all day and night on friday. so much that we got nearly 4 inches! the next morning i walked around the garden to see how everything had fared and i swear my garden had doubled in size! it has been a lovely spring here where i have not had to water much at all and everything is growing so lush and beautifully.
the strawberry begonias are flowering and spreading like wild fire. i love their dainty little blooms and variegated leaves. they make for a beautiful shade loving ground cover.
the strawberries are finally ripening and don't really make it into the kitchen these days but rather straight into our mouths
the garden in front of the house is filling in nicely with a mixture of edibles and herbs such as rhubarb, zucchini, cherry tomatoes,cucumbers, kale, swiss chard, radish, sage, thyme, santolina and comfrey. they are growing amongst an array of ornamental perennial flowers.
we picked up a japanese cucumber and luffah plant in chinatown this weekend to add to the mix.
the peaches are growing fast and tempting. each day i cross my fingers that those walking or even driving by will be patient until they are full grown and ripe. hopefully there will be some left for us!
the gooseberries are plumping up and i plan to make some rhubarb gooseberry jam. what's faring well in your garden these days?