Friday, May 31, 2013

may garden

with construction complete, i was able to take nice pictures and get in a post of our may garden.

john designed and helped his friend al build us a new deck and patio. they worked hard and did a wonderful job!

late january i started broccoli seeds under a shop light in our basement. today i noticed one producing a floret!

in april i took a risk and planted some early cucumber and sunflowers. some say planting the two together make for sweeter cucumbers. plus the strong sunflower stem provides support for the cucumber to vine. the plants grew but problem now is the large sunflower leaves are shading the small cucumber, so i've been snipping a few leaves from each.

here's kati with her orgone pendant resting on some hyssop in the new "butterfly garden". it doesn't look very good now, but by summer's end we should have some pretty flowers blooming.

this is the view of our garden from the bedroom.

and here's the view when you hang out the window like a crazy lady. there's the purple flowering sage i posted last time and pots of sweet william from seeds started last year.

yesterday we walked to the community garden to pick lettuce for dinner. in front of john is red lettuce and flowering arugula. to his right - collard greens, red russian kale, cabbage and broccoli.

the garlic is looking good. this year i planted more to be sure i have enough to share with everyone.

lastly, a look around the community garden:

have a great weekend! xoxoxo


  1. oo so pretty and invitingly-delicious! love new header too!!! x

  2. wow, tell john way-to-go on the deck design!!! beautiful.
    pretty puddy tat laying in the sun and love the gardens!!
    peace and raw health,

  3. Everything looks great, Kelli! I just love the garden this time of year, don't you? Everything's fresh and new and happy :-)

  4. LOVE the deck. i'm jealous. I like good decks. :-)

    Kati is adorable, give her a purr from my kitty. >^..^<


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