Spring has FINALLY arrived. And yes, I know summer has already arrived, but this is the top of Michigan. It takes awhile to get to some warmth.
We've had a bit over 2" rain the past two days and you can practically watch stuff grow.
Deb Arnold (my good friend!)-this is the varigated form of Sea Holly (Eryngium-I'll get you to use the Latin names sooner or later if it KILLS me!) It's LOADED with blooms-I'm looking forward to that.
The peas are beginning to produce heavily.
The broccoli is doing well in their little tents.
Still getting tons of salad fixings. The weather had been quite cold so they are still sweet and delicious.
The three new beds of strawberries that I ordered from Nourse. As usual, I'm extremely pleased with their order. Didn't lose a one, and they are all healthy. Cavendish, Northeaster, and Record-24 plants each variety.
The strawberries I already have are loaded so heavily. I'm just starting to have them turn. Looks like the freezer will be full and also plenty for pies and fresh eating. I'll be removing the Honey-O after they are done.
Blueberry bushes are all loaded .....looks like a bumper crop this year for the birds and chipmunks ahead. Hope they leave me SOME!
My Penstemon "Elfin Pink" blooming for the first time. I love them. They will be moved to the sidewalk border this fall. They certainly rate a space up there!
The flowers on the deck are all doing well.
The Nepeta "Walker's Low" is outstanding. The bees love it and so do I.
And I FINALLY got the drainage problem completely corrected, so the neighbors will be cheering the removal of the blue tarp (one of DOZENS in my yard!) and I'll be planting up this section with annuals for this summer........to be followed with perennials next spring when I'm sure all the Bishops Weed and grasses are completely gone. Hooray! Onto the next 10 foot section.