Linden Tree blossom
I'm sitting here and the herbal smell of the Tilia tree is wafting in on the warm breeze. Tilia, also known as linden or lime tree, is one of my favorite summer trees. It always reminds me of France. Every small village always had Tilia trees in bloom in early summer. It is also a favorite tisane or herbal tea. It is a little too grassy for me but I do love the scent in soaps. I always will buy one of the French soaps Tilia scented to remind me of summer in Provence. I have a little leaved Linden in bloom at the end of my deck. It always blooms just shortly after the 4th of July.
Summer also arrived and the garden is growing by leaps and bounds. Oregon Star tomatoes are a winner again this year. They have plumped up almost over night and are way bigger than the Stupice. Our Sungold are blooming like crazy and have small toms but nothing turning orange.
The zucchini is going gangs busters. We have already had several harvests. The peas are over. They were very disappointing this year. The green beans are growing by leaps and bound. The bush haricot verts are in bloom so it won't be long now. Several harvest of radishes and lettuces and there are also carrots.
Prime time in the garden. I can't wait for the beans - my favorites.