Sunday, May 15, 2011

Garden 2011: Recap #3

It just wouldn't be spring if we weren't running behind with everything.  The photos above were all taken on May 5.  The main feature of all of them is that it's obvious the grass needs mowed.  Between preparing for art fairs, traveling to art fairs and all the rain we've received, I'm very much behind with my mowing.  I was finally able to attack our garden area with the mower on Tuesday (5/10/11).  Now we can at least venture into the garden without having to wade in almost knee-high grass and weeds.

  • 1.) Tomato plants are still under cloches.
  • 2.) The cloches need to be removed from several tomato plants.
  • 3.) Cauliflower.
  • 4.) Chinese cabbage.
  • 5.) Lettuce, spinach, chard, radishes directed seeded into the garden.
  • 6.) Broccoli.
  • 7.) Potatoes.

Our irises are well into their blooming sequence. We don't grow a lot of flowers, but have gotten into growing irises because friends gave us rhizomes when they thinned their beds. The flowers are beautiful, and irises are one of the few flowers deer won't eat.



TexWisGirl said...

lovely greens, but that iris takes the prize. :)

Pat - Arkansas said...

Looking good! That's a beautiful Iris.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your veggie garden is a work of art. Such neat rows and the cages are like sculptures. I just love irises. They don't ask for much and give so much more.

i beati said...

I miss it I'm a transplant here in Fl

Kay Baughman said...

I love irises! My father used to call them "flags" and had planted some of the lovely old-fashioned purple kind in our yard when I was a kid. We don't grow them here in South TX, so I really liked looking at your picture!

Bill said...

Wow Marvin, this is what a garden looks like in mid July in New England! We've just started planting and are worried we may have jumped the gun given frost may still occur.

Love the wire cages, I am guessing you have a deer or groundhog problem. We've got a pesky groundhog that I have to move before he wipes all our hard work out.

Wonderful to see what's going on in your neck of the woods.

Birdy Official said...

The method of cloches, I see in your picture is new for me. I will try it next year. To protect our plant from frost we simply cover them with plastic sheets. The color of your iris flower is very beautiful.

Lana Gramlich said...

Wow...what a lovely iris!

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