Friday, July 18, 2014

A Walk Around My Garden

Today after watering my many pots and baskets, I decided to take a short walk around the garden.

We are now harvesting veggies other than lettuce!!!! How wonderful is that.

First, what I like to call sputniks, but they're really something else.

Three kohlrabi, mixed with some sliced carrots and cooked in a lovely thickened chicken broth will more than happily feed us as a side for dinner one night (probably Sunday).

A rather large zucchini, it kind of got away from me, but it is the perfect size to shred and perhaps make a chocolate zucchini cake or some loaves. A smallish cucumber, to large to pickle, but large enough to slice into a salad.

Then I meandered over to my lilies. Two new ones are blooming and my day lilies should be starting soon as well.

This lovely goldish coloured one with orange tips. It is a bit smaller than the other lilies, but just perfect the way it is.

Also these lovely yellow, splotched with burgundy. How wonderful to see the garden slowly coming back to life after the horrendous winter and cool spring we had in the past.

I am hoping to get some other lily varieties to add to these very soon. I have my eye on a deep purple and a coral coloured one. Just have to find a place to place them, maybe getting rid of a few day lilies will improve my chances.

Hmmm, this started me wondering what beyond the peas, beans, cucumbers and zucchini were blossoming?????

I went back to the vegetable garden and found this......
My eggplants are finally blossoming!! So looking forward to lots of glossy purple eggplant this summer.

Nothing makes me feel at peace like enjoying my gardens. Well getting projects finished does give me a sense of peace as well.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I'm loving the fact that your garden is supplying you with fresh vegetables and is a beauty to look at as well with those flowers. I'm sure you're having the time of your life taking care of your wonderful garden. Thanks for sharing that, Jackie! Kudos and all the best to you!

    Raymond Quinn @ River Oaks Plant House