We’ve had an absolutely beautiful week, here in the Pacific Northwest. We’ve had weather in the high 70’s and sunshine every day. I’ve taken the opportunity to work in the garden during every spare minute.
The vegetable garden isn’t looking lush and beautiful yet. I have cold weather veggies starting, like lettuce and parsley. On the left, I have sections for zucchini, mini pumpkins, parsley, salad blend lettuce, cilantro, chives, and romaine lettuce. In the back right section I’m trying
to feed the squirrels again this year sunflowers again.We’ll see how those go. I may need advice from my cousin the hay and corn farmer, who is planting 60 acres of sunflowers this year. (My inner photographer is jumping up and down with excitement at the idea of taking pictures in 60 acres of sunflowers! Farm-cation, here we come!) Finally, the front right quadrant will be tomatoes and basil. I don’t plant those until June because our weather is usually so wet that they rot right in the ground.
The back side of the yard is filling out nicely. This is mostly daylillies and black-eyed-Susans, with an Endless Summer hydrangea thrown in here and there.
We’ve had enough rain to make my garden look quite lush and green. Now I just need a bit more sunshine so the flowers will bloom.
I really don’t like Rhododendrons much, but there are a few around my deck and help fill the space. One of them died this year, so it needed to be replaced. (These plants are nearly impossible to kill, but somehow I managed!)
My little helper enjoyed running around barefoot in the grass, but stopped long enough to help me plant some flowers and herbs for the potting bench.
It’s one of my favorite parts of the yard right now.
She even helped me water a bit. Unfortunately, we won’t need to be watering at all this weekend. The weather has changed and God is taking care of our watering needs for the next few days.
One of my friends was telling me that her goal is to grow enough food in her yard that she can tell her kids to go out and pick their own snacks and meals all summer long. I love it! No dishes, no snack bags and garbage around, and no mess to clean up. Doesn’t that sound awesome?