Happy Little Lettuce.
I am seriously loving’ the finished potager hardscaping of my front gardens. The side and back woodland areas are also shaping up to be amazing permacultured spaces with so many cool plants. Such a blessing to have this as my sanctuary in the City.
Excited to have this more formal, open space to teach more plant classes -food, herbs, gardening, cooking- out of my gardens as the season unfolds… So happy.
~Rain, rain, don’t go away, just lighten up a bit~
Glad to have planted Sugar Ann snap peas, lettuce mix, golden beets, Easter Egg radishes and arugula in a break in the rain Tuesday.
While all the beds aren’t installed, and paths still need to be laid in my redesigned French-style Potager learning garden, Emma and I took advantage of the small window of sun Tuesday to get some seeds into the ground.
Now let’s hope the excessive rain doesn’t rot them. And the other plants are waiting so patiently to be put into the ground… sigh.
Unearthing over-wintered carrots in my garden.
And where there’s mint, there are mojitos. Can’t wait for warmer patio weather - Mojitos will be served!
But for now, it’s always nice in a hot tea on a cold, damp day like today.
Grow, violets, grow!!!!
The leaves are oh, so delicious in a spring salad… But still small for harvesting.
My rhubarb is just popping out of the ground this time of year.
Can’t wait for it to start flourishing in its new spot - all surrounded by strawberries.
I’m salivating now, thinking about my homemade, homegrown Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.
Singing in the rain to my plants as I dig into my front garden beds.
Moving everyone around - garden bed hardscaping is on the books for tomorrow (as long as the weather cooperates!!).
And right next to my Peony, my dear Burdock.
I love my Gypsy (Rose) Garden.
Gardener’s Delight!!! The very special Peony I transplanted TWO years ago has come up!!!!!!! Yeay! I thought this one had left my yard. So happy.
Thinning my Black Raspberry canes (Rubus spp.) and sharing them with my Herbal CSA peeps.
Good, cool & damp weather for it. I’m ready for a hot cup of tea though!
Wintergreen in my wild gardens… transplanted a bit last year. Hoping it will come back this spring and put up some new shoots.
And also now growing in my gardens … The motherwort, catnip, wood betony, and lemonbalm leaf out.
I also am beginning to see my parsley and lovage grow large enough to start using in my cooking.
~how my wild gardens grow~
Now in the wild spaces of my yard the dandelion is still quite tiny with its tender leaves.
The violet leaves are unfolding, while the field garlic grows tall.
And, sigh, here come the garlic mustard shoots… Will make for great pesto.