I love green, but there is so much of it at this time of year. Usually by now, my garden is a riot of color but with the lack of sun here in the Pacific Northwest, the plants are slow in showing their color. Please, please Mother Nature, throw the sunshine switch. The photos were taken early this morning under an overcast sky Sighhhh! so they are a little washed out from the camera flash.
The fence is attractive, although it does hide the plants until you get closer, but if it wasn't for the fence, all the garden would be, is a salad bar for the rabbits.
So far, I have a couple of Wallflowers, Lychnis coronari, yellow Columbine and Jacob's ladder blooming.
The Hosta is not complaining, and is doing it's thing under my rustic tee pee structure like thing, and the Monarda is reaching for the sun. There are some self sown love in the mist plants struggling to make blooms even though they are only about a foot high.
To the left of the dirty birdbath (note to self, clean the birdbath) are Shasta daisies just covered in buds, behind are Asiatic lilies not at all happy, and showing it in very small flower buds.
In the rear of the garden ferns and grasses are making for a nice display of feathery greenness.( Photo taken on one of the sunny days.)
More bunny proof fencing surrounding the carport garden. I don't care for the unattractive chicken wire, but that is what is going to have to do for now. There is a Salvia on the corner of the carport, which is usually at least three feet tall and covered in gorgeous blue blooms, and a Helianthus growing right behind which towers over the Salvia.
Behind the carport, I have a varied selection of plants, everything is pretty much planted in "gay abandon'
The grass in front of the garden is on my 'to do list' and so are the weeds snuggling in between the flowers.
A little bit of Kiwi ingenuity. The tomatoes seemed to be slow in getting going, so I rigged up a little plastic semi-greenhouse thingy, to perhaps provide a little more warmth for the tomatoes. seems to be working, as the plants have put on a spurt of growth.
Parsley, onions, strawberries doing well. The strawberries have been our dessert for the past week, so no complaints there. Beans are slow in reaching their maturity, I am satisfied with the cucumbers growth, lettuce is liking the cooler temperatures, as are the peas.
I have many of my potted plants stashed in this corner of the veggie garden, so they will get sun, if it ever shines, and also to keep them away from pesky rabbit nibbles.