Thursday, May 19

Note to Michele: A Tour Through My May Garden

Dear Michele,
 
Blooms are now blooming in my garden. It seemed a slow process this spring with cool and rainy days, but I do believe the garden season is in full swing. I have seedlings in the greenhouse, a pile of 'super loam' in my driveway to be spread in the gardens, lettuce and peas sprouting, a new raised bed made from an old bookshelf, geraniums ready to go outside when all chance of frost has passed, a to-do list a mile long, and many hopes and dreams for a successful season.
 
Come along on a little tour of what is blooming right now-
 
 

Bleeding heart, Solomon's seal, and vinca make good co-plantings. The blossoms look so nice together.

 
A blueberry bush under-planted with oregano in my long raised bed. This wasn't planned but the plants seem happy so I'm leaving them in place.
 
 
Now let me tell you about these little beauties. I bought the seeds last year and sowed them directly into the soil. I forgot all about them until this morning. They didn't do anything last year, but look what greeted me today. Pretty blossoms! Honestly, it was so long ago, I am not certain what type of flower this is but if memory serves me, I think these are English Daisies. What do you think? Gardening is full of surprises, eh?

 
My little piggy is quite content under the lungwort. He was a gift many years ago from my great aunt. He'd lived in her garden for many years and now lives in mine.
 
 
My sweet kitty, Natalie, in the field of dandelions. Yes, they are many and the grass was long, but shortly after this photo was taken, my kids and I, after much frustration, queries to Google, and several trips to the hardware store, revived our nearly dead lawnmower. And my dear daughter mowed the yards. This lawnmower was giving us trouble for weeks, so this is the first mow of the season. I wish I'd taken a photo of the backyard with knee deep grass! Quite a site.
 
One of three rhubarb plants in the raised bed. It's about time for some rhubarb pie, I think!

What's happening in your Oregon garden?

~Caroline

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