I was excited to see the really tall flower in the front quarter circle bed nearly ready to bloom. The bud is just about to burst open. And one of the asparagus has come up! I was beginning to be afraid they might not have survived the planting. On the side of the house there is a really beautiful pair of Japanese Boxwood in bloom.
I am going to put an asparagus bed with 30 asparagus plants in it along the front of these bushes. I ran out of room in the back yard for them to grow and get enough sun. I got three varieties of asparagus, one of which is purple, so they should make an attractive bed. I will put some flowers in a long the front of them and a rose bush and peony off to the left side.
All the work to build the garden bed is finally finished, and now I can start to grow plants! I planted from seeds last weekend: Brussel Sprouts, Bok Choi, Bell Pepper, Spinach, Beets, Carrots, Radishes, and Green Beans. For the vertical vines, I planted cantaloupe, cucumber, squash, and zucchini. Yesterday, I put in some sets of cherry and patio tomatoes, a jalapeno, an eggplant, and a poblano. Now, we just wait to eat!! This morning, there were sprouts! I’m so excited, even though I don’t quite remember whether they are the radishes, beets, or carrots.
Building a Better Garden, Part 6
Late last fall, I planted a few hundred bulbs around the yard – crocus, hyacinth, tulips, and a few other kinds I can’t recall. I’m excited to finally see them coming up, and to finally remember what they are! There is a little quarter circle in my front walkway I stuffed full of the broadest mixture of bulbs. A week ago, they were really putting on a show, but now, they are bursting out with an incredible amount of new growth!
In the backyard, the hyacinths are coming up, as well. The pink ones not as quickly as the purple ones.
In the front, these mystery bulbs are preventing me from mowing my (crab) grass. I can’t wait to see what they are!