Lavender is beginning to flower. Soon it will be attracting beneficial insects to the garden.
My honeysuckle has been attacked by aphids.
Garlic scapes are the flower stem of garlic. I harvest them and use them for pesto and salads. They have a light garlicky flavor.
Beet greens with water beads after a rain.
Fennel fronds hold beads of water after a rain.
Nasturtium leaves also make a nice resting place for water beads.
This rosemary plant is getting bigger by the minute, I've already harvested from it too! I'm so happy I decided to replace the rosemary I overwintered in the house. This one is much healthier.
I use this veggie bed to rotate crops during the season. Currently it has lettuce, tomatoes, peas, corn (which gets eaten every night, I wonder if we'll get any of it), beans, squash and garlic. Seem like alot? The peas, lettuce and garlic will soon be pulled to make more room for the other plants.
A look at the final baby robin to leave the nest as he contemplates taking the leap.
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something (three–or is it four, things!) blue. Momma robin has kept these beautiful eggs warm and cozy all night through some frigid wind and violent rain. It’s thunderstormed and temperatures have been way below normal, but these eggs are warm and dry.
Look at those pretty robin's eggs nestled among the honeysuckle. What a lovely little spot for a nest.
Salad mix just picked from the garden and ready to take a spin in the salad spinner.
Momma robin has been sitting on the nest quite a bit.
Hidden Picture: Find the friendly backyard insect eater.
Leaf lettuce right out of the garden is fresh and nutritious.
Peppery, bright arugula is one of my favorite things to grow.
Lots of garlic is doing really well in the garden bed adjacent to the garage.
French breakfast radishes.
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This robin has been working very diligently over the last 24 hours. I don’t think this is the best location for the birds, but it certainly gives me and the kids a great opportunity to watch the birds as they build their nest and have babies. I just hope we can all get along since they are perched right among our outdoor living space.