Grabbed the camera and went for a walk around my beautiful gardens and snapped pictures of what grabbed my eye. I just love how our place is creatively evolving ❤
This was planted from a mixed Asian greens seed packet, but i’m guessing that it’s Pak Choi… Oh joy!!! ❤
Our cold frame full of baby plants: heirloom tomatoes, green ice lettuce & black seeded simpson lettuce, green sprouting broccoli, garnet amaranth, and kentucky wonder & burgandy bush beans. Outside the coldframe you see our strawberries beginning to get ripening berries and runners!
Another greens patch- this has many kinds of Asian Greens Mix, and Lolla Rossa Red Lettuce and Green Ice Lettuce. Also returning from last year we have New Zealand Spinach (yum!) and this other leafy plant that I am not so sure of it’s identity yet. I thought Viola, but am not so sure. Also, the coldframe behind it, is being prepared to plant into for a summer harvest of maters, lettuce, basil, onions, & carrots.
Our carrot bed.
Another greens bedded in a small cold frame
Coldframe Cluster Spring 2016
After we planted a couple hierloom maters (solar flair & pink berkely tie-dye maters to be exact)
Hardy Kiwi maddness
Blueberry bush, behind it is my wormwood, and on the other side of the path you see our main strawberry bed.
Looking in the trailhead to the orchard. You see the kid’s pool and the Orchard Colony.
Wormwood maddness! Behind the wormwood you see one of our peach trees.
We call this the V-colony, nestled into the hillside in our front yard.
Horseradish madness! Behind it you see my catnip plant. The cats roll around in the catnip and chew the leaves, so cute.
My hill-billy goats enjoying their hillside full of browse.
Basil munching on the elm sapplings.
Marlee saying praises to our domestication of our wild blackberry bush! YES!
We used one of the sidewall rings left over from when we used the tire as a garden bed.
Grapevine, this is the Reliance vine
A pic from the other side of the orchard, looking at the Orchard Colony.
I ❤ our orchard 🙂
Yard Long Asian Green beans, Zuccini, and sweet corn
Our corn cluster- lined with marigolds, sweet peas and nasturtiums
The same corn bed from up the hill a lil bit
The Marshmallow I have growing just above the raspberry canes and grapevines.
The Heritage Red Raspberries
Elder, just above (North) of our tire terrace.
Shiro Plum tree with a crazy happy comfrey growing at the base.
Marlee with our new cucumber beds, planted also with bush beans and marigolds.
Marlee in front of the grapes.
Marlee behind one of my heirloom Mt Barnes Yellow tomato plant.
Armenian cucumbers, radishes, sunflower & peas
Hard Shell Tomatoes
My billygoats, doing a good job
Down the hill from the V-colony, we can see the growout pen of phase-1.
Our main strawberry patch
The catnip bush
Citrouille De Touraine Winter Squash
Growout cage, mama and her babies, getting ready to be weaned.
growout pen of phase-2
Planted our keyhole beds with tomato seedlings, pepper seedlings and direct sowed basil.
The back of the original rabbitry. We finally got Virginia Creeper to climb the wall of our rabbitry, this will help keep them cooler in the summer, and be beautiful. Just behind the wall, you see our Red Maple we planted the first year we got here. It was a tiny 2 ft long twig… now look at it!
The ducks (Dinky) testing out our little seedling protector cages.
holding up! The day after we planted the peppers and maters, some of them were squashed flat. The ducks like to walk around and eat bugs out of the beds. So instead of sticking plastic forks pokey side up in my garden beds, we made these mini-cages to protect the plants so the ducks can keep on free ranging.
Tomato seedling protector – made from scrap wire fencing.
A pepper all safe
My lettuce bed again, I love greens 🙂
Pole beans, beginning to shoot out their climbers
baby green ice lettuce plant, protected from slugs with egg shells
Got the poles up for the trellis on our keyhole beds