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Monday, June 11, 2012

Harvest Monday and What's Blooming!

Check out other harvests at Daphne's Dandelions.

This week we continued to enjoy the snow peas.  I picked the remaining ones and cut down the plants so that the tomato plants also planted in that bed would have more room and more light.  Of course I forgot to take a photo but we have enjoyed these snow peas immensely this year.  Last night they went into a vegetable sautee with some carrots, celery, onion, garlic scape, and savory leaves.  It was delectable.  The night before I served them steamed.

The one photo I do have is of lettuce which I'm still managing to get though most has bolted and been composted.  I do have one head of bok choy out there I will have to use tonight or it will end up being composted.
In the rest of the garden its flowers which are coming into their own.  Here are a few of the new bloomers or soon to be blooming and some which are just known for their lovely leaf color.

 Newest hosta - a miniature one has set its blossoms. (Can you see the spotting of liquid fence on the leaves?  Only way I can grow hostas.)

 First bloom of black eyed susan. It's usually much later in blooming.  Don't know where this blossom came from so early.
 Delicate blooms of this astillbe are just opening.

 Creeping thyme in the perennial garden pathways is blooming.
 Here's a late bloomer.  My other lupine has long since bloomed.  This one is just now doing so for the very first time.  It was grown from seed given to me by Wilderness.
 Another astillbe.
 Bee balm a favorite of hummingbirds though I think the ones in my yard are addicted to the feeder.  I haven't seen them visiting the bee balm yet.
 More creeping thyme with a bee.

 Easter lily getting ready to open.  It will scent the whole garden when it does.
 Yarrow with white astillbe behind it.
 This will be a lovely red daylily very soon.
 Another hosta blooming.  Why do I feel these are so early this year?
 I have lots of these blooming.  Below they are so very tall.

 And here's the lovely foliage of this fern (above) and the carmel heuchera (coral bells) below.

 Another heuchera.