I'm a little behind. We have been having wonderful weather and I have been busy at work. This update is actually from last Sunday.
The vegetable garden is doing very well this year. We have harvested 2 heads lettuce - in fact - it has been a week of salad at our house. And lots more to come on. The Swiss Chard and Kale are also ready.
G planted the corn, the squash and the beans. We did not get good germination on our Goldmarie broad beans so he is seeding them direct. He is seeding some more carrots and beets. The tomatoes were also moved out to the front years just after Memorial Day. I actually found a little tomato on our Stupice.
In the flower beds, the iris, alliums, peonies are in bloom. Everything has leafed out and the tender plants have been brought out of the cold greenhouse and planted for the season.
We also visited two gardens on Kitsap Peninsula on Sunday - Celestial Dream Gardens in Kingston and Far Reaches Farm. We really enjoyed talking with the owners of Celestial Dream Gardens and walking around their property. They have a great selection of interesting plants for a warm sunny location. We discussed the challenges of growing borderline plants in the region. Far Reaches is amazing. They have the most wonderful shade garden with lots of exotic plants that they have collected on plant trips especially in Asia. We picked up several plants at both locations mainly for shade. G wants to plant a dark shade area under the trees. More later in the season.
Lettuce ready to harvest
Another shade area on the east side of the house - Dicentra spectabilis Gold Heart which is greening up in the shade, Fothergilla "Blue Mist", Aconitum ‘Stainless Steel’, Astrantia "Hadspen Blood' and Rhododendron sinogrande in the back.