It finally feels like summer around here! Yesterday, as I spent about five hours standing in the sun watching the baby horse, I got really sun burned. I hadn’t planned to stay that long, but visiting mom and baby has a way of making time disappear. It has rained almost every day for the past three weeks, so my skin wasn’t ready for that much time in the sun. All that rain helped the weeds take over my garden, too, so Ed and I spent yesterday morning catching up. I ripped out the lettuce because it was all rotting on the bottom, I assume from so much dampness, but everything else in the vegetable garden is doing well.
One corner contains herbs that I started from seed last year and this year: chives, basil, lavendar, dill, parsley, thyme, sage and borage.
Dill in bloom
Bush beans- green, purple and yellow
This corner contains tomatoes which are surrounded by sunflowers and marigolds.
I made an effort to add some flowers to the vegetable garden this year. Johnny jump-ups are doing very well in the shade of the fence post.
I’m anxiously awaiting the blooms of hot pink and lime green zinnias.
Borage is attracting pollinators.
Speaking of flowers, the lace cap hydrangeas in the back garden are in full bloom, a gorgeous shade of purple-blue.
And of course, no Sunday Stroll would be complete without the showy mophead hydrangeas from our front garden.
What’s growing in your garden?
To see who else is strolling this week, visit the Quiet Country House.