Self-seeded arugla in front of Coppertina ninebark shrub:
with blue veronica, orange coreopsis and white persicaria flowering in the background; silver artemesia to the right.
Exciting! I think this may be the first picture I’ve taken of my new garden where you can’t see soil between all the plants. Things are getting bigger but it’s really mostly about the angle. 😉
Just came home from over a week away to Saskatoon and raspberry shrubs loaded down with fruit:
What a wonderful thing to come home to!
Unfortunately we are in the middle of a kitchen reno so I can’t try any yummy looking recipes that others have recently posted, so at our house we are eating and freezing as many as possible at the moment. But I am bookmarking this recipe for next year:
Recipe: Saskatoon berry drink mix, two ways.
Another goal for next year will be to clean up the raspberry patch – stake them better and dig out all those thistles…
Now that I’ve got most of perennials happily settled in their permanent places, I’m turning my attention to the veggie garden. I’d like to put in two raised beds back here. I had raised beds at my old house and they were the best thing I ever did – you fill them up and have perfect, unwalked on, well-draining soil, plus you don’t have to bend over so far to weed and harvest. The boxes will be similar to the ones at my old house, except that this time I’ll have a 4’x4′ and a 4’x8′. We want to get them built this summer and filled so that they’re ready to plant first thing in spring – maybe even a fall seeding of a few things if we get them done in time!
And yes, those are dandelions in the grass. The Edmonton infestation includes my own backyard. 😦
… are flowering in ‘New England’, the veggie garden right now. And with the recent addition of the birdbath, the creation of this section of the garden is now finished.
Here’s the view straight on:
And a close-up too:
To see the development of this garden over time, click here and scroll down.
9 days out of town and I came home to this monster rhubarb plant.
Since it’s too wet to putter in the garden, today I am making
What are your favourite rhubarb recipes?
… on the Saskatoon shrub.