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Monday, June 4, 2012

Peas, Butternut, Tomatoes, Squash, Flowers, Celery, Cherry Tree & Rose

The dish of shelling peas on the left were picked yesterday and the one on the right was pickd today!  I can't believe that my 4x4 ft. square foot bed produced all these!  I know it will look like much less when I get them shelled but I am thrilled!  Guess what we will be eating for our evening meal tonight!!!!!

Here is a picture of the Sugar Peas.  They are loaded and I am enjoying them now too.

This is my Butternut squash.  I planted a few radishes around them to protect them.  My Wonderful Gardener does not like squash.  Can you imagine!!!  All the more for me!!

Here are three of my tomato plants and two sweet green pepper plants.  My tomato plants really looked bad at first but they have hung in there.  The one on the left you can't see very well, but I cut a lot of the leaves off because they looked so bad but it is growing now too!  Maybe I will get some tomatoes afterall! I planted some basil seed by one of the tomato plants and only one came up. 

This is the yellow summer squash planted here.  It is between two square foot beds.  Radishes planted around them also.

Free Flowers!  These Calendula reseeded themselves from last year.  Free is a good thing!

The celery I started from the ends of the boughten organic celery stalks did not do well so maybe I will try from seed next year if I can find the room.  The one in front I planted a few days before March 19th (I don't keep very good records!) and didn't soak the stalk in water before planting.  The smaller one behind I did soak the stalk in water and planted it on May 13th.  I won't toss them yet but will wait a little longer to see what happens.

The lavender is starting to bloom!  Some of the leaves are looking a little yellow.  I wonder if that means it could use some water?

I love this plant!  I received a starter from a friend in Michigan and it reseeds also.  I believe it is Rose Campeon but correct me if I am wrong.  You probably did not know this but I love pink flowers!!!!!  lol

This is my Dwarf Compac Stella Cherry tree that my Wonderful Gardener planted for me last year.  It is suppose to be self-pollinating.  I wonder if I will ever be able to pick some cherrys from it!

Here is the Siskiyou Pink plant I just planted this year.  It is so pretty, but I don't think I planted it in the best spot to show it off.  Guess what!  It is pink! lol

Speedwell is blooming and dong well this year.

Remember the yellow rose my Wonderful Gardener brought me awhile back on May 26th because I was not feeling well?  I can't believe that it is still so pretty!  I have not put any preservative into the water but changed it often.



~~Melissa said...

Peas please! Lots of loveliness going on in your garden.
Yes, that's rose campion. I love it too.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Melissa, Thanks for visiting and your information you provide on your blog! Does rose campion come in any other color than rose? The peas were delicious tonight! Nancy

kitsapFG said...

Superior pea harvest from your patch - bet you are enjoying those!

Flowers are very pretty.

Cheryl said...

Everything looks great. We love butternut squash. We tried roasting them last year and really like it.

Your flowers are beautiful. What a lovely rose. Have a wonderful day.


Bama Girl said...

Hi Nancy! I've been checking out your posts and everything is gorgeous! I especially love the turnips! Mine haven't faired so well this year and I hope when I pull them up, they'll be as big as yours! All the flowers and roses are beautiful! And how cute, you caught Coco in action! Who'd thought a dog would eat radishes! Blessings from Bama!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi kitsapFG, Thanks. We ate the peas last night and they were delicious!!! Come again! Nancy

Jenny said...

Those peas look wonderful! I can't wait to have a plateful of mine and I'm sure you're enjoying your in dinner :)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Cheryl,
Thanks for visiting! I probably have planted way too many kinds of squash but I wanted a little of each kind! I like to freeze up packages of the butternut for myself during the winter and may try keeping one in the basement this year to see how long it will keep in storage. Enjoy your gardens and come again! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Bama Girl, Glad you could stop by! You have so much garden to keep up too! We get quite a bit I think for the two of us and Coco! Enjoy your harvests and come again! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Jenny, Yep! Peas were delicious! Sorry your are getting so much rain and cold weather. Hope it changes soon so your gardens will grow. We got a little rain but are watering way too much for our water bill!!! Thank you for visiting! Come again. Nancy

Susan said...

Each time I read your blog I get the itch to garden....then I think, "wait a minute. I AM gardeneing!". Congrats on your peas! I need to get into more squash besides yellow and zucchini. Have a blessed day!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Susan, You make me laugh when you say I give you the itch to garden! Your garden is so much larger than mine! If I had the energy tho I'd love to have my whole back yard in flowers and veggies. It is so neat how God has designed to put this little seed in the ground and up comes a plant peeking through! Exciting! Come again. Nancy

Mary Hysong said...

While I love little green peas there is so much loss in the shelling I'm not sure I want to go there. That being said of course I'm going to experiment with some this fall and next spring!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Ha,ha,ha Mary!! Your right. It is a lot of work to get a few peas BUT they are so good!!! Good luck trying yours! Thanks for visiting. Nancy

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Peas! YUM! And I love seeing all the flowers you have blooming too. How nice of the calendula to e-seed for you!!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi emilysincerely, I never tire of looking at the pretty flowers. I think I am getting tired of eating peas but the shelling peas are probably about done so will just have the sugar peas yet to munch on. Love the pictures of your little fawns but glad the deer are not eating my gardens! Thanks for visiting! Nancy