Dear Readers,

I wanted to show you pictures of the garden from the long weekend and Memorial Day.  We managed to fill the new composter with cardboard from unpacking and grass clippings now the lawn is growing like crazy with all the rain.  We also sowed winter squash seeds and transplanted summer squashes into their positions in each garden.  The herbs sowed earlier in the year are sprouting up with common thyme and flat leafed parsley popping up in the organic and biodynamic beds.

Flat Leaf Parsley

Flat Leaf Parsley

Weeds were hoed, grass sprouts removed out of the Three Sister’s hay bales, replacement beans were planted in JimJim’s garden and a horseradish was dug up for a delicious dinner of potato salad with horseradish.

JimJim's plot with the horseradish in the foreground

JimJim’s plot with the horseradish in the foreground

We also enjoyed cherry wine, pear wine and cheese in the evening sunshine with the furry, four-legged kids plus The Critter we’re dog sitting.  We were even able to enjoy the super sweet snow peas just picked from the plant.

First Snow Peas

First Snow Peas

We’ve had plenty of salads, spinach, chard, kale and radishes harvested and now we’re starting to be greeted by the flowers in the garden.  From the fragrant irises blooming to the heady lilacs and the exquisite peonies beginning to open.

Lilac beginning to flowe

Lilac beginning to flower with the snow capped mountains behind

Ladybird (Ladybug) on a peony bud

Ladybird (Ladybug) on a peony bud

Peony about to flower

Peony about to flower

White peony which has finished flowering

White peony which has finished flowering

It isn’t all wonderful in the garden right now, we have downy mildew and damping off occurring on our plots due to the high humidity and all the rain.  The chard and spinach is starting to look quite miserable now and we have more rain forecast to come.

What did you enjoy in the garden during the long weekend?