Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Exploding Growth & Harvest Monday - May 19th

With all our rain and cool spring temperatures, the plants around the yard are just exploding with new growth.  It all looks so lush.  Here are just a few scenes:

the glen garden - a profusion of hosta and ferns

the perennial garden 

lavender iris showing its stuff


The vegetable garden has been exploding in growth too and we have been enjoying the lettuces, spinach, and bok choy.  I haven't been very good at taking photos though but here's a representation of some of what I've been harvesting.

Green ice and butter crunch lettuce


two baby bok choy and one larger bok choy with some spinach

The tomatoes have been planted though I'm supposed to get some more as a thank you from Squash Blossom Farm for supporting their Kickstarter campaign.  Peppers have been repotted.  Some basil and parsley planted in the herb garden.  But do I have photos?  Sorry no, not at this time.


Jenny said...

Gorgeous greens and really pretty flowers!

Daphne Gould said...

Your harvests look a lot like mine. Though my spinach isn't ready yet. I really wants some for my salads.

carol l mckenna said...

You are right ~ Lush! Lush! Lush! ~ Gorgeous photos of nature's beauty for OWT ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Fun60 said...

You have been really busy and are now enjoying the fruits of your labour.

Snap said...

Lush indeed! Beautiful flowers and so lucky to have such lovely veggies! the iris are gorgeous.

Arija said...

The wonders of spring and the plentiful season. Isn't it wonderful to just go outside and decide what to have for dinner?

Gary Phillips said...

Looking really good!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

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