Friday, June 19, 2009

Bring on the Butterflies

My garden vision has always included a big butterfly bush in the corner. The first one was ordered from Burpee's catalogue, and I was in denial for weeks that it was DOA. Meanwhile, I kept searching the local nurseries for another one, and finally hit paydirt at the Gray Barn in Redmond. The tag says this color is "Royal Red," but it looks more like a pinkish purple.


Here are the new Adirondack chairs posing in front of my volunteer foxglove. A few store bought cosmos are under the foxglove.

Little Green Tomatoes

The first tomatoes have appeared. This is "Beaverlodge Slicer," a new determinate variety from Territorial Seeds that I am trying for the first time. Territorial gives them a big sendup "Truly a great combination of earliness, size, productivity and quality." We shall see.

Friday, June 12, 2009

A Plethora of Peas

This is the best crop of snow peas ever! Planted February 22, so about 15 weeks to harvest.