This morning, I took a few pictures of the flowers and gardens here in the Valley. It has rained so much the last couple of days, I again can’t get into the garden to get some weeding done. That’s OK, I know I’ll find something else to do. My list is still pretty long.
The highbush Cranberries are in bloom, these shrubs really always look beautiful. There are only two, so we’ll never get a huge harvest, but that’s OK. These bushes took several years to settle in, but now that they have, they put on some good growth spurts every year.
Behind them are the Irises that are tucked into the Greenhouse flower bed, all the irises are blooming now. So pretty, I have lots of purple ones, a few white ones and some purple and white ones.
The garlic is doing great! I’m glad I got in there to weed it out on the weekend. Nothing to do now, but keep it weeded and cut the scapes when they start showing up. I will probably pickle some Garlic Scapes, Graham loves them.
The potatoes are finally poking through. I got them planted late, in the first week of June, but that will be fine. Our growing season here is short, but the potatoes don’t need to be harvested until mid-October so they have lots of time to grow nice and big. Lots of weeds in the potato patch, but I need the soil to dry out more so I can get in there.
Here’s the Barn Pathway garden bed. Irises blooming, the poppies are just starting to bloom, pansies are a riot of colour and I see that the Jacob’s Ladder self seeded last year. I have found probably 8 small plants, love it! I’ll probably move them around in the Fall to fill in some of the blank spaces in this pathway bed.