I'm sure it's not surprising that I'm obsessed with gardening right now. If I'm not working in the yard, I'm going out every so often just to admire it and see what's blooming. Everything is changing so fast and I'm afraid I'll miss a lovely peony or iris. I can't wait until school is out so I can be home in the mornings, when it's cool and the birds are singing. Heaven!
If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you might remember our strawberry bed. It was quite large and prolific, but very hard to take care of. Because of that and the fact that we lost a lot of plants over the winter, I decided to remake that part of the garden. Rick made ten more raised beds similar to the ones in the front veggie garden, just a different size.
A lot of work for my husband, but he knew it would end up being less work for me in the long run. He filled each bed with soil and several wheelbarrow loads of compost. Then we covered the paths with mulch. I love how it looks!
|The front beds have tomatoes, three types of heirlooms and others. There are sweet peas and parsley under the trellis.|
|Two beds have strawberries. They are doing well already, but won't produce until next year.|
|Another two beds of asparagus. Can you see it?|
|These are the older front beds.|
|Sugar peas and two varieties of lettuce.|
|Broccoli started from seed.|
|Spinach, chard, radishes, and carrots.|
Now is the time for irises to bloom here in Indiana. I love them and have had many colors over the years. But for some reason the purple/blue irises are the ones that stick around. But this year we got a pretty yellow to bloom. And the Japanese iris are always dependable and beautiful.