The sunflower adds a very cheery note to our vegetable garden.
Many of the plants in our garden are in bloom now. Here, the spirea.
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Based on what I see I believe our redcurrant bush will be very prolific this year.
My sister-in-law has and tends an amazing flower garden. See for yourself.
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This brilliant spiderwort happily lives in our yard adjacent to a tree stump.
Spring will be here soon and our seed order arrived today. Radishes, several different lettuce varieties, snow peas. Buckwheat to sow in the half of the vegetable garden that will lay fallow this year. Flowers including many natives to sow this fall, replacing a good good portion of the turfgrass in the front yard.
Feeding songbirds has the side effect of birds dropping seed throughout our yard, which results in volunteer sunflowers popping up. We generally let them pop up and thrive or not. This volunteer adds cheer to the middle part of the vegetable garden.
A recent dinner: Smoked pork tenderloin, smoked mashed potatoes, scarlet runner beans from the garden with red pepper grilled in a foil packet, and picked-that-day grilled corn slathered with a mayonnaise and sriracha sauce aioli.
It was as good as it looks.
This giant sunflower, about three meters tall, dominates the garden’s skyline.
We spend most of our relaxing time in the backyard on the deck. Sometimes, though, we settle in this spot, which provides a completely different perspective on our humble little garden.