Thursday, May 27, 2010

Honeymoon phase

This is the time of year that I love the garden.  I walk through the paths, weeding as I go.  Everything is still so beautiful and full of promise.  I imagine the huge harvests that I'll have of everything planted.  Nothing can go wrong at this point.  Today was one of those days that I walked through feeling like a proud mama.  All is according to plan right now.  Even the fact that I had to purchase the above eggplants at that big orange store does not bother me right now. 
I love the look of cabbage.  It's one of the prettiest things in my garden right now.

The sugar snap peas courtesy of Laura are budding and we'll have peas in short order.
These are Cinderella pumpkins.  My neighbor gave me the seeds for these.  They have huge leaves already.
We've had some very high temps the last few days and the tomatoes are loving it.
There are about 20 peaches on my 3 year old tree.  This is the biggest so far.
The new perennial beds are doing well, thanks to Kiwi.  This is a Lupine and I'm very happy that I even knew it's name.  She is a fabulous flower gardener, I am not. 


Michaela Dunn Leeper said...

Everything looks so lovely! I've been admiring mine as well the past few days- new leaves, new flowers, new buds. It's been keeping me sane with the way this week has gone!

The Mom said...

Kayla, your week has been nuts. I don't know how you're keeping it together. It will be over soon and the garden will be bringing in lots of yummy produce.

Daphne said...

I noticed buds on my snap peas too. I can't wait for the first peas.

kitsapFG said...

I know exactly what you mean about the late May garden. I love how the newly planted beds are coming along nicely and the garden is reasonably tidy and organized (for now!). By late summer things will be dieing back and looking ragged (like potatoes) and the vining crops will have over run the walkways and neighboring plants... so this calm before the late summer storm is much enjoyed!

The Mom said...

Daphne, they peas are a huge deal at our house!

Kitsap, I love the tidiness since it never looks like this again. I'm really bad at keeping up with the weeds.