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EARLY MORNINGS AND SPRINGTIME

An update from my garden. Some flowers have started to bloom, others are still tiny seedlings.

I had to move the greenhouse to a sunnier location after the red currant bush started to bloom an stole all the sun from the greenhouse beside it. The apple and pear tree are blossoming. When I stretch after our morning jogging routine, I look on up on both trees. What a lovely way to start the day.

2nd floor in the greenhouse.

1st floor in the greenhouse.  Different varieties of sweet pea ready to be planted outdoors next week.

We planted the parsley from seeds last spring and it has survived with an average of -5 to -15 ° minus during the winter months. The thyme in front we bought at a garden center last summer. A bit small to have steady access to thyme. Bushy oregano behind it, a couple of years old.

A cutback salvia, helps prevent sore throats and colds during winter.

Robin eating lemon thyme.

The radish seedlings.

Four rows of rucola and four rows of radish, ideal for an early harvest.

Carrot seedlings.

Salad mix seedlings.

The apple mint finally recovering from last falls cutback. The color,texture, scent and taste are so delicate. My favorite mint!

Bleeding hearts in bloom.

Apple blossoms.

Sunny morning.

Wire totally ruins the idyllic scenery.

Pear tree in bloom.

Pear tree close up.

Clematis. A slow bloomer, I have been waiting for the flowers to open since forever.

Robin and Anakin on the couch.

He’s such a doll.

Moving the greenhouse pt.1

Moving the greenhouse pt.2

Moving the greenhouse pt.3

3rd floor in the green house. The rock is necessary so the wind don’t get the light weighted green house.

Robin chilling on the bench.

Pear tree.

Pansies in the rusty tin can. Left it outside over winter, made drainage holes with a nail and a hammer, and you have the cheapest flower-pot of the season!

Some wild daffodil related plant growing wild in the garden.

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GROW YOUR OWN: CUCUMBER & SALAD

The cucumber seeds I planted april 27th, is finally showing progress. I have kept them in the greenhouse since day one, but it’s difficult to keep a steady temperature, when it ranges from o° at night to 24° at mid-day outside. The cucumber seed is “burpless tasty green F1 hybrid” and the salad is “herby salad leaf mixed” (a mix with green lettuce, mizuna, salad rocket, greek cress, giant red mustard and chicory puntarelle). With no experience on growing vegetables from seeds, except rucola and radish, I follow the process with zero knowledge but great excitement!

I planted the salad in the vegetable bed I made in a previous post and planted one row between two rows of carrots. I planted them a week ago with plastic film over and secured the edges by digging it under 2″ of soil.

Three tiny cucumber seedlings.

Cucumbers to be.

Salad mix.

Sweet pea ‘chatsworth’ making progress.

Hollyhock ‘appleblossom’.

Sweet pea ‘chatsworth’ and sweet pea ‘appleblossom’,

and cosmos ‘ bipannatus double-click rose bonbon’.

I couldn’t resist a light and dark purple verbena accompanied by dark purple petunia.

Cosmos growing wild, in desperate need of of a bigger pot.

Sweet pea ‘elegant ladies’  and hollyhock ‘peaches ‘n’ dreams’.

GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY

after a 25$ investment at a local warehouse last fall I bought a small plastic greenhouse on sale. on 62″ hight and 32″ widht I can now grow my own plants, either to gaze upon or to eat. I prefer both. I bought seeds from,http://www.thompson-morgan.com/, three times the price of the greenhouse. and planted the first seeds two weeks ago, so it’s packed! the five different varieties of sweet pea’s, cosmos and ipomoea have germatined. due to lack of space, I haven’t planted the vegetables yet. two different varieties of tomatoes( ideal for patios), cucumbers and carrots. still waiting patiently on the slower plants, as my favorite heliotrope:

facts: a heavy-bloomer, with big clouds of small purple flowers with a gentle vanilla scent. with thick, darkgreen leaves on wood-like branches. full sun and prefers sandy- soil.

lol: similar to the my greenhouse, the smallest ever:

wisdom: you will increase your knowledge and appreciation by growing your own flowers and food, and get your hands dirty at the same time.

photo1:http://www.bearcreeknursery.net

photo2:http://www.yardandgardendirect.com