Wednesday, May 24, 2017

In the garden

Last fall, we added a couple more raised garden beds in the backyard.  I've been itching to get something planted in them ever since. Between the snowfall last week, and thunderstorms expected later this week, we had a couple of sunny days to get some gardening done.  On Sunday, Dan helped me plant some rosebushes, meaning he dug the holes and I supervised the placement.

Then on Monday, I worked on the herb and vegetable gardens.  One of the raised beds is an herb garden.  


So far, we have some freshly planted oregano. . . 


Rosemary. . .


Chives that were hastily transplanted from another garden last fall. . . they are hearty and withstood the winter.


Sage. . .


And, some lemon verbena which smells delicious and is irresistible to butterflies!


I also planted an assortment of squash -- butternut, acorn and spaghetti -- along with some cucumbers and a variety of peppers.  Then, as dark clouds loomed overhead, I mowed the lawn, front and back -- after which, I came inside, fell into a chair, and didn't move for two hours.

It was a good day.

5 comments:

Dianna said...

I loved your description of what it meant for Dan helping you plant the rose bushes! It sounds just like at our house! haha

Your herbs all look so good. I love chives and usually snip them off, chop them a bit and put them in glass jars that I've saved back (like pickle jars or jelly jars) and freeze them for use during the winter months.

Mildred said...

Hi Karen,
I love seeing your assortment of plants. The fragrance must be marvelous! We have recently received 5 inches of rain and we are looking forward to some sunshine soon!

Mari said...

Oh wow - that is going to be an amazing garden! Enjoy!

Karen said...

The garden looks wonderful. Thankful for the rain keeping everything green here!

Mereknits said...

Hooray for garden time! Yours looks wonderful KAt=ren, enjoy your weekend.