Tuesday, June 11, 2013

How Grows Your Gardens? Here's Mine:

If you're wondering what's keeping me busy these days- it's this- (and so much more)!
But it's the second most-wonderful-time-of-the-year for me!
Have a look-see from this morning:
God is good to give me such a view!........I can hardly wait to jelly those nasturtiums!

This is my healthiest looking apple tree!

There are some rust spots on the leaves, but the apples are looking very nice.
If your zukes didn't come up- don't feel bad- this one is the only one so far.

Sugar snap peas growing up on a fence.

Yummy kale along with some green onions...some going to seed.
The cukes came up very nicely!

Beets are a little discolored but yummy.
Bean sprouts! Hooray!
Larkspur...but looks like hyssop, doesn't it? Anyone know the difference?

These leeks are flowering but they were over wintered so I had it coming! See the bright lights chard?..Oh and my garden notebook that I accidentally left out in the rain? Ugh!

This is what happens when you let your leeks go........

Not so bad, huh? But- they do smell like onions- not roses :)
I love these nasturtiums! I love to eat them straight from the gardens and in salads...but these..I'm saving for jelly!

My blueberry bushes are struggling but this one is the healthiest. Yummy!

The top left corner is for tomatoes, these are some new patches I'm working up for beans and more squash.
The firepit had sprouted tomato plants, so I dug them out! There are 2 figs, a pear tree, the corn garden, and willows here. Those willows are amazing! Wonderful shade and you can hide under them in the rain and climb in them if you're a kid!

The beautiful plum tree that won't bear fruit. It flowers early, then frost, and off drop the blossoms. Sigh. However, the tiny little plum on the left has two plums! ..It flowered a week and a half after this one. Small berry bushes line my side of the fence on the right.

Ah- and the grapes are something to write home about this year! They are doing very good! Not super full, but growing very good.

Blackberry blossoms.

These are what I've been waiting for! They were this springs newbies. I am hoping to get a bunch at once and make jelly!
I love rosemary! Great in soups, or veggies, and on meat, but amazing in that herbal summer tea that I make!

This lemon balm has already given me jelly this year. So tasty! Great in fruit salads and herbal tea.

This is Kyler's pumpkin patch. He hopes to turn a few bucks out of this- I pray he does- and gives me his extras to puree and freeze for pies :)

My blurry blackberries. The wind was blowing and they just would not hold still!
Song of Solomon 2:1  I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.

This was hiding under the tiger lilies that are almost ready to bloom I brought this balloon flower in to put on the piano in a sleek goblet. Lovely!      ...But I may have to try to move them since the tigers are covering them now.
Hope you all are enjoying your summer- and God's beautiful creation!
Gen 1:12  And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.


JSL said...

Beautiful garden. Good job

Donna said...

Thank you JSL!

M & M said...

beautiful view for a suburb girl...
Our garden could fit in your smallest, perhaps. God truly is the one who brings to fruition...no matter all our efforts.

Donna said...

Good truth M and M- thank you!

Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

So wonderful! I LOVE it!

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