Earlier this year I posted photos of My Garden in Spring. What a difference a few months make. Here’s what my garden looked like then…
Here’s what it looks like now…
The Swiss chard is monstrous. The Buddha statue’s head barely peeks out over the squash.
Tomatoes are everywhere.
Zucchini, squash and cucumber vines are spreading out and crawling up the critter fence.
Here’s the Buddha back in Spring…
Find him now…We have had lots of hot sun and frequent rain this summer so my garden is abundant. It is also my first year flying the prayer flags. Coincidence? No apparent causal connection?
I think not.
“I bow low before the Exalted Garden Buddha”.
I love Spring. My garden seems like a charmed place with all my perennial herbs sprouting up. Spring came early this year and I have already planted some veggies.My raspberries are growing up fast and strong.
My chives are blooming. I love their mauve blossoms.
The lemon balm is growing now with the Greek oregano. They’re living in harmony!
The mint is already several inches high and I’ll have to make sure it doesn’t stage a coup.
I am growing kale for the first time. My friends have already shared their kale recipes.
I am also growing green and red Swiss chard for the first time.
Red and butter leaf lettuce = future yummy salads!
I have lots of perennial rhubarb & my neighbor likes to make strawberry rhubarb pie.
My Buddhist flags sending peace, prosperity and protection prayers via the wind. Have you starting planting yet? My plan is to add tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, squash and peppers. Maybe also some lavender and rosemary. What’s growing in your garden?
It has been very hot here in Michigan this month with temperatures in the 90°s. Although it is hot and I am grateful for air conditioning, my garden is loving all this sun. It’s absolutely glorious! Here is my photographic proof.
Look at my daylilies. I wish I could cut them and bring a few of them into the house, but if you’ve ever tried that you know it doesn’t work.
I love daylilies.
The mint is flowering. It’s a good thing I have it in a raised bed, otherwise it would be everywhere.
Raspberries are ready to pick.
And I think I am going to have quite a few tomatoes come September. More photos of my garden in my set on Flickr. How’s your garden growing?