I am still harvesting lettuce although it is starting to go to seed and I pulled some out for the compost pile today. I have more growing so hope that I won't have to be without my salads!! That is a little dill on top as I like to cut up a little of it in my salads.
Trying to keep at cutting a few things to dry! This is more oregano and a little parsley. I like to cut and hang them but taking them off the stems not so much!!!
We really enjoyed the dilly carrots that I canned last year so I got busy and canned three more pints towards next years supply. I cut them up fine and add to egg salad, and tuna fish and sliver them to add to our grilled cheese. I have even added a little of them to my salad if I am low on things to put in it!
This is my new strawberry patch just planted this year. I must have missed cutting off this blossom as I was surprised when I saw this strawberry!
Here is a close up of it. I think it was a pretty good size!
I have a few old strawberry plants from previous years. I didn't get hardly any from them last year and even pulled out some. I was surprised to find all these out there the other day. They are small! I am wondering if strawberries need a lot of rain as we have had quite a bit of it!
We do like our strawberries so after church we went and bought five buckets of them! Gas is very high here in Indiana and we were part way there. Lots of work but will be so yummy this winter! I do hope I can grow more of our own next year!!!!!!
My pea patch has lots of weeds that I didn't have time to get pulled but it is loaded with blossoms now. My sugar peas have blossoms on them also! Can't wait!!!!!!!
My little 4x4 foot patch of beets are doing well. Hoping to have some to make pickled beets. I love them!
Coco is all better now and out helping us garden once again. Let's hope she doesn't eat anything else she is not suppose to!
This the Gerbera Daisy that Coco got me for Mother's Day and ate the flower off! It then got mildew. I trimmed the leaves off and sprayed it and now it is short, but has a new flower and looking healthy so I planted it out. Hoping she doesn't decide to eat the flower again!
This is the cute little pail Coco's flower came in. It is only about 4 and 1/2 inches tall and about 5 inches across the top. It is kind of gray/green spackled paint looking on the outside. I would like to reuse it in some way! Could someone be creative and come up with some ideas????????
The Yarrow at the corner is blooming so beautiful right now!
Last year I had two Asparagus ferns hanging on our front porch and a bird made a nest in one of them. This year I hung two Boston ferns and they are so thick I didn't think a bird could make a nest. I was surprised the other day to see this little tiny nest right in the middle. I just checked and there are four tiny little eggs in it. Two are speckled and two are a real light color. I have only seen a bird looking interested in the plant once!! I will have to keep an eye out to see what my renter is doing!
We had two of my Dad's milk cans painted black sitting in front of our garage. I was so disappointed when someone stole them. The space is not very large but we finally decided on these two little bushes. They are Royal Burgundy Barberry and the average size is suppose to be 18 inches tall and 24 inches wide. We also have burgundy shutters so hope they will look nice.
Here is a close up picture of one of the bushes.
Our front porch really needed some pizzazz! Of course, being frugal, I did not want to spend any money! LOL I decided to stick this little round table out there with the pink tablecloth and a scented geranium. I have a little chalkboard I intend to write welcome on and set it by the plant.
Here is another picture of the table, flowers and my Cozy Thyme sign and our little welcome dog! Laundry and making lunch is calling so I suppose I have to do something besides gardening since I don't have a maid!!!! Have a wonderful week!