The Joseph's Coat Roses are in bloom, I had hopes the yellow part of the flower would have been a bit brighter, maybe it's a nutrient thing...
The irises transplanted from my Mom's yard in MA are looking ready to be divided later this summer, time to dig a new flower bed!
In the veggie garden:
Sunflowers are starting to take off, several neighbors have asked me if I am going to plant them again this year, they really got a kick out of the 12 foot monsters. Right now they just look a little leafy.
My new thing for this year, popcorn...we'll see how this goes!
The lettuce is already providing plenty of salads and the collards, kale and Swiss chard are taking their dear sweet time. The brassicas are hiding under the floating row covers to protect them from caterpillars and harlequin beetles that will chew them to the nubs.
|Blueberries, not yet blue|
|Strawberries, ready to pick for dinner|
Later this afternoon/evening's project--planting asst squash, pumpkins,okra, and a few extra popcorn seeds, they will soak for a few hours first.
The other big project:
|The Blue Behemoth|