Views of the Garden
As we enter these first few days of summer, the garden seems to be creeping right along. Perhaps its because these plants have more sun so they don’t stretch out, or the vastness of the yard seems to diminish them, or the fact they are growing in a scant a amount of compost bowled into nutrient deficient soil, or the competition with weeds, but I’m not nearly as impressed with how things are growing compared to what I grew at the apartment.
I have grand plans for the future: raised beds, brick paths, lush hedgerows…..But it is the first year, things got into the ground relatively late, and we have to start somewhere!
view of our interim garden
Cherokee Trail of Tears beans slowly climb up their trellis, and green tomatoes just await for time to pass in order to ripen
Pumpkin blossoms stretch to the sky, Crane melons send out flowers, and cucumbers stretch out towards the trellis
Potatoes are in bloom, we still haven’t determined what this mystery tree is, and I am saddened to find that my research of our pomegranate variety is only ornamental
Blackberries are starting to ripen, Persimmons are growing right along, and the Figs are starting to turn
The Eureka Lemon tree has mysteriously dropped all the leaves from its bottom stems and branches. However, the baby lemons seems to be doing OK!