Oh man, it sure has been beautiful around here these days. We’re experiencing a nice little lull in production as the spring crops are being cleaned out to make way for the summer ones. I’m usually really good about nailing timing and it’s one steady harvest from late March-early October in our garden. But this year we had a few early glitches that made for a nice gap in production and I’m really, really enjoying the slowed pace. Chris reminds me that it’ll get super crazy again any day, so to bask in the quiet while we can.
The fall planted hoop house sweet peas are stealing the show right now. Just look at their stems! Every time I harvest I get lost in the beauty and scent and lose at least an hour just poking around, enjoying them. These are the varieties that I brought in from England and had in the Floret shop this spring.
The old roses are really rocking and rolling too. Years ago I planted a couple dozen bushes and ended up moving them numerous times in their first few seasons. After their poor treatment, I finally let them be and low and behold, they finally took off. My flower studio is underneath these monster bushes!
I’m working on a really fun allium trial this spring that spans 35+ varieties. There are some really, really beautiful treasures in the mix and I can’t wait to share what I’ve discovered. Chris and I are trying our best to document them all as they come into flower. It’s a tough job but somebody has to do it ; )
How about you? What’s happening in your garden right now?