Both His and Hers gardens are flourishing!
It has been a banner year, what with the warm spring, perfect amount of rain, and heavy dressing of manure in early April.
Come on along.....and wear your flip flops. There are lots of bees in the clover along the way and they will sting your feet if you step on them. Ask me how I know!
Every year those nasturtium climb down the wall. I just love that.
I have many "volunteers" this year, all over the place, flowers that have reseeded themselves from the year before. Mostly I leave them. The garden becomes a tad chaotic as a result which happens to drive dear Robert a little nuts.
That's why we have separate gardens!
This is what I mean. But what can I do? I can't pull up a flower...
Here is the same view as the one in "The Home in the Garden" from last year. Definitely a little more "cottaginous" (cottage-like) this year.
Moving along to Robert' magnificent garden (it's the best it has ever been)....
This isn't all of it, but it gives the idea...everything has filled in so much!
Most of the wildflowers you see on the right side of the photo...well...that is really one of the onion beds.
But when I was weeding it 6 weeks ago, I left the wildflower volunteers and you almost can't see the onions. (They are very big, though, some are 6" across.)
Robert has humored me here, but barely... ;-)
Here's a close up of some of the beds...from left to right are basil, poblano chillies, broccoli, and onions.
Robert took this picture of the poblanos, which are gathering steam fast.
Anyone know an easy way to get the skin off them? Would blanching work? I don't want to roast them before peeling if I don't have to because there will be so many and that takes so long...
A small corner of the Tomato Plantation...
Those Sungold cherry tomatoes are a total hit: sweet, fruity, and with an acid tang finish. YUM.
The plants are incredibly vigorous, too.
And finally, every year one corner of the garden just doesn't get done. We call it "The Corner of Shame".
Always a tangled mess...last year's leeks, catnip, poppies, and weeds, and an unplanted apricot tree, still in its pot after four months.
But I have a weakness for allium flowers, so Robert had to leave them in. It's all my fault!
So you can see it is hard to get the usual amount of stitching in these days.
But I do have a little work to do this week-end....
"Bryant Family Cottage" needs its sleeve before I can send it off to Houston. I was so happy that it got into this year's show!
I am using a translucent silk for the sleeve so that the lace edging will still show through along the top....
I hope you all are enjoying these precious, golden summer months!