Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Flower planting and nurseries!

This is called 'ketchup & fries!'
Both potatoes and tomatoes.
They have such a sense of humour.
What a glorious rain we had, finally! My rain gauge had 10mm in it! This gives us a May accumulation of 41mm, so far. It was a prefect rain, all day, with enough time to really seep into the ground.
I harvest 4 ticks from Daisy yesterday, 5 the previous day, even though we had rain. She came in soaking wet and bugs on her eye and whisker patch.
This makes 24 in total. It's going to be a good year for them, methinks!
We have peas sprouting. Isabelle and I planted them on Mother's Day. That was a blast. I can't wait to show her how they are growing, let alone pick some to eat!

My planters are full, although I've given up on many of them. I cannot find a good reason to water baskets of flowers 50m down the property! I'm more in favour of perennials than annuals, but the petunias are lovely, and I HAVE to plant impatience in honour of my mother! You'll recall we even shopped locovore for native plants.

I planted some cucumbers, squash and zuccinni in a water barrel, on the middle deck. I have no confidence that we can keep our Mr. Groundhog, labbit, or the deer. And the bugs have been terrible. Also, this barrel is close to the hose, and I can water it easily. We'll see what happens.

There is nothing nicer than walking into a rich, moist space, like this. Lovely colours of flowers. We frequent a lot of different nurseries, just to spread our business around.
This is on my fave list!
Happy Anniversary?!
Nudge-nudge, wink-wink!

I have enough lawn ornaments, I know...
but they are so cute!


Debbie said...

i do the same here, with my garden center business.....and i sure do have a lot of it!!!

everything looks amazing, i have been very busy in my "unusual" garden. i'll be sharing some pics soon!!!!

Red said...

We need a slow long rain here. It's very dry. we are in the midst of a major forest fire outbreak.

William Kendall said...

We did get a good soaking yesterday, but we needed it.

You may have an addiction to lawn ornaments.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
the vids were fun as usual... and I can see why the metal man appeals!... somehow I never got the petunia bug though... WE are having frosts and wintry showers again. WT...?????????????????????????????????????? YAM xx

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We always used to plant most of our garden on Mother's Day (when we had the house in Oregon and the kids were at home). Your granddaughters will enjoy seeing the results of their planting!

Gill - That British Woman said...

love the toadstools. We need rain here too. Lovely photos.

Out To Pasture said...

Love the pic of you and very cute granddaughter 'mucking in'. The spashes of planter flower colour really make your grounds look happy.
The metal man would be perfect a perfect addition.

Marie C said...

So impressive!!!

Kay said...

Everything looks so lush and beautiful. Looks like you're having a terrific spring.