Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Loveliness of Gardens

I have been offline all week, or I would have mentioned that Jennifer has hosted the Loveliness of Gardens of which I am honoured to be a part :)

On another gardening note, I have noticed my limas, green beans and corn all sprouting…
Here are the beans:

And here is the corn:

I have also rescued several bean and corn seeds from the pooing cat, along with a pepper plant. My experiment with citrus peel to deter it was mildly successful… it kept the cat away for about 4 whole days before the rain obviously washed some of the citrusy smell away. I am thinking of that orange-cleaning stuff next!

I now also have baby peas...

And broccoli (does anyone know when to harvest this? I'm hungry! I think it might be ready NOW!

We don't just have vegetables blooming with health, but also some flowers. Take this peony for instance:

Or my beautiful Valerian:

Or one of the many wonderful (and scented) roses in the garden.

(This one is my new New Dawn rose :))

And now to answer some comments ;)

Yes, the peach-dressed girl grows in the garden… in fact it is a problem keeping her OUT of it! (She especially loves to go in there when we are about to go out shopping!!)

Thank you ALL for the compliments… I had my second harvest of the season the other day with tacos… we used the rocket/roquette/arugula in place of lettuce :)

And yes, the gate does make it look secret gardenish… perhaps that is why I love it so :)

People who live in the garden must also work there though! ;)


Proverbs 31 Sisters said...

Your broccoli plant doesn't look quite ready yet. Wait a bit longer until it has additional growth from the sides. Once you do harvest, baby broccoli will sprout from the different legs of the plant. Just keep harvesting those babies. They're great in salads. The one plant should keep you in broccoli for awhile.

~~Laura and Elizabeth

Alice Gunther said...

Beautiful and inspiring!