Just a little wander around here as things grow... Our pink peonies have been lovely this year, as always.
The side terrace... Needs some weeding and de-moss-ing between those stones! :/
The raised beds are doing VERY well! Herbs a-plenty. And it's great to pop out and clip some herbs while making dinner, as they are near our front door. The chives (left, front) are looking a bit droopy as they are a newer transplant. Chives, dill, parsley, rosemary and thyme here...
In the larger raised bed, carrots, fennel and red beets are coming along nicely... Oh, the "creamy white bits" that you see in the beds? Those are crushed fresh garlic cloves. As we had some wet weather off & on until lately, we've had a problem with slugs invading the garden--and the raised beds too. :( YUCK! The garlic is helping to keep the slugs away now.
Salads are bursting from the salad bed... and have been good eating! A couple of herbs tucked in this bed too--basil and lovage.
Soon we'll have radishes ready for picking! And we've been using the lavender, lemon balm, mint, and sage from the pots on the patio. This pale pink geranium is the BEST we've ever had, and I'm hoping to winter it over in the house when the cold season comes.
LOTS of lavender in bloom... and the pink bleeding heart bush is hanging on to its last blooms...
Nothing so delicious as goodies picked from the garden! **Just a note: I use only the lavender flowers in cooking/baking--I've seen them called lavender buds sometimes in recipes. Don't use the leaves or stems--they are much too harsh.**
No, not a ghost of our Charlie, sorry... This cutie belongs to one of our neighbors, He spends a LOT of time here in our garden--often found snoozing in one of our flower beds. He loved our Charlie, and they were pals. He knows we're always ready to give cuddles. ;) We call him Ginger... He makes for a sweet gardening companion.
Here's to kitties and garden delights... What's blooming where you are?!