Dig it

My garden is a constant source of joy and wonder, and guilt and frustration. I never seem to do enough planting and mulching in the cool spring and early summer, and then pay the price with a weedy overgrown mess. In the garden I hold the redemptive promise of "next year" close to me always.  Here is what has been going well lately...

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My herb garden is thriving. I love their exuberance! This shot is actually two beds with a narrow path between them. The front bed is strictly culinary herbs and the one behind is made up of grey and silver plants. Strider has given me a gift certificate to my favorite nursery for mothers day the last couple of years and most of these guys are thanks to his generosity.

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Although it really annoyed the bees, I harvested a big bunch of lavender today.  

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We are eating lots of strawberries! We put 50 plants in 3 years ago, and this is the first year we have bunches of berries. I am so greedy though and can't help but want more and more plants to put in so we would have enough to freeze....

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Ok full disclosure, the poppies are actually long gone, just the dried up seed pods are waving around now. I took this photo weeks ago and really wanted to share this perfect crepe-y beauty. 

Here are a couple of places "in transition":

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This is the bottom corner of the vegetable patch, (I wish I could say "potager" with a straight face) the tall stuff is lettuce desperately going to seed. All the other green stuff is a cover crop of...weeds.

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These are rocks Strider salvaged from a wall being taken down in town. If you use your imagination, you can envision what they will look like stacked up to the left of where they lay, as a classy wall edging our driveway..I will spare you photos of the pile of fencing materials waiting to be installed and the greenhouse parts crying out to be put together.

 

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