Heartsease moved in last spring on the West side pathway. I love this cheerful plant and am so happy to see it growing and blooming in every nook and cranny of the stepping stones. It does make for some eye-to-ground closeup weeding though! There are so many that are still coming in.
The kitchen remodel is about finished and with the sun shining just about every day now I needed to get going with some planting and spend more time outdoors. I planted 6 tomato plants yesterday; this year I am trying to scale back some and will try to keep it around 10 plants. We will see how I do...
San Marzano, my all time favorite paste tomato.
Gold Medal; I grew this one last year and the fruit is huge, over a pound to a pound and a half in weight.
Cherokee Purple, always a favorite.
Black Heirloom cherry tomato
Goliath, this one is new for me this year
These two Cymbidiums have been blooming for weeks. They are showing a bit of brown on the edges of the flowers now with the sun coming in stronger and more sun is hitting them. We had one of our pine trees trimmed severely a couple of months ago, and I am regretting that now.
Pineapple plant is coming along nicely. We started this last fall from a pineapple we bought at the farmers market.
Espazote (epəˈzōtā) plant, used in Mexican cooking is waiting to be planted out in the herb garden. I am sure if I looked around the property I would find this "weed" growing but since I have not taken the time yet, I bought one at the farmer's market instead. It is good in beans, and is supposed to reduce the gas! Although, you must not use but a few leaves in your dishes as the plant is Poisonous in very large quantities.
Earl of Essex
|Sage in the herb garden|
|Narcissus on the front bank|
Violets coming in everywhere!