29 May 2012

home garden update - May 2012

Some pics from my backyard

Tulips from early spring. now dead. I'm going to be lazy and leave the bulbs in the ground and hope they come back next year.

Things are starting to grow. Tomatoes, peppers, and basil in the bed to the left. In right bed: cucumbers, beans, chard, spinach, kale, strawberries, lettuce, and beets. In the rear bed, oregano, thyme, echinacea, borage, scented geraniums, calendula, German chamomile, savory, chervil, parsley, cilantro, rosemary, lavender, basil, and cumin (which keeps dying on me). I can't wait until next month when that bed will be lush! Marigolds and nasturtiums scattered throughout all three beds.

Flowers around the border include roses, foxglove, and a bunch of others I forgot to label, so I have no idea what they are.

Strawberry patch.

In the pots are lemongrass (left) and fingerling potatoes (the two on the right), to which I'm gradually adding soil.

Marrjoram, thyme, oregano, stevia, patchouli, rosemary, St. John's Wort, bee balm, mint, and lemon balm.

Tangerine tree and aloe.

This rose bush is at least 10x the size it was last year when I first planted it.

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