Frist and showiest is the lilies now in bloom. I don’t see my Star Gazer but there are three that have not opened any yet so maybe one of those is the red Star Gazer. These are in the hosta bed. There is something here either in bloom or getting ready to bloom almost all summer. First were the daffodil, followed by the iris and lilac, then the violets (really just a weed but pretty) and roses, then lilies and finally the hosta. There is also a few columbine and a few crocus that add to the color. Usually there is hydrangea but this year it got winter kill so it has no blooms this year.
In the side garden is Shanti’s rose. This is one Shanti gave me for Mother’s Day one year about 4 years ago. It was in a milk pitcher, a tea cup rose. It has grown and bloomed every year and this year as you see it has just out done it’s self. This side garden has thing growing and blooming most all year also. It starts with the hellebore ( or Lenten Rose) , then daffodil, English primrose, Vica Minor, bleeding heart,then Shanti’s rose, Chinese Lanterns, that little purple orchard like flower, don”t know the name, hosta, and finally the black eyed Susans cover the whole garden.
On the left is 3/4 of a pound of Swiss Chard to chop and fry to stuff my mushrooms with. Next is a 1 3/4 pound rutabaga, then is the first zucchini of the year 3/4 pound, and in the middle is our first cabbage 3 3/4 pound. We will cook only half of that today and either freeze the other half or save it for another day. Notice the top of the 2 pound coffee can behind, you can just see the black top. That gives you an idea of how big that cabbage is. Patty I doubt if we can keep a cabbage in the garden for you when you come but we will try. I’m afraid they will split, however there is one red cabbage there that is growing slower and maybe that one will keep for you to have fresh. Nothing else needed work this morning in the garden. No new prints in the beans and nothing in the trap. It looks like something was in there and scratched dirt upon to the trap. Maybe it was the skunk we caught in there earlier this year. They are smart little buggers. Anyways he did not touch the beans or anything else so tomorrow our fresh vegetable will be green beans, and we will have lots of todays vegetable left over. I like to have at least three vegetable beside potatoes each dinner and one of those must be fresh that day, the other two or three I heat up in the little dipper (warmer) . Guess that catches me up with the garden news. Have a great day.