Saturday, May 14, 2011

Warmth + Rain = Green Explosion!

Is everybody settled after the Blogger outage? I hope so. I was getting worried there for a bit.

It was unseasonably warm this week and we had a good bit of rain on Thursday night. The result is explosive growth in the garden. A lot is going on so get a beverage, sit back and enjoy.

Let's start in the back. I haven't given much blog time to the Japanese maple - here she is - fully leafed out.

The ferns continue to grow out - They are almost at peak, and are enormous. Lush is a good description!

There are some hosta back there. This variegated one is practically glowing.

I like this, there are at least 4 different plants in this shot.

The bleeding hearts are almost at their peak as well.

There is something about weathered wood, that I enjoy. A little moss or lichen on it gives me a sense of time, of belonging. Something about a bit of decay amongst the new life is.... poignant?

The creeping phlox is in full bloom, a puddle of color as you enter the garden.

Lilies of all stripes are growing happily.

The peonies are not far behind.

Finally in the side garden, lupine, larkspur, beardstongue and ?

Next to update, food production progress.

Until next time, Keep Digging & Eat Well!

The Gastronomic Gardener
Garden blog
Cooking blog
Twitter -


  1. Such pretty gardens! A reminder to me that I've not yet touched my flower/shrub beds this spring, other than a bit of pruning. Can we say "overgrown with grass"?

  2. My peonies are just popping up. Bulbs are randomly spread by squirrels beyond where I planted them. Ferns and hostas are looking good. would like to visit your gardens.

  3. Beautiful pics, thanks for sharing. I like weathered wood too.

    Blogger can be SO frustrating at times!!

  4. Thank you Granny! I've far more expereince with flowers than vegetables. I have so much to learn.

    Mike, you are welcome any time!

    Christine - thank you! Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Hi David.. the yellow plant is cushion spurge. They are so cool ...looks like someone just sprayed on yellow paint!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...