You may be asking yourself "Nikki, what's with all these flower pictures? What about the vegetable garden?" And I would have to sheepishly respond...
Peas climbing and flowering
Thyme going to flower
Blackstem Peppermint starting to take over its pot
Italian Parsley bushing-out
Kale almost big enough to start harvesting
Rocky Top Lettuce mix looking just gorgeous
Beets adding deep crimson purple hues
And tomatoes staked and happy
So there, do you feel a small sense of relief? I have not abandoned my beloved vegetable garden, it's been getting just as much love as the rest of the yard. I guess I've just been caught up in my yearly perennial planting frenzy.
All of this rain and sun lately has really made the vegetables and herbs start to take off. Today I spent an hour or so weeding, staking tomatoes, planting peppers, and harvesting the last of the white Icicle radish and Saxa II radish. If you can't grow anything else, at least give radish a try, it's pretty hard to mess them up.
So now that I've updated you on the veggies, I feel like posting some more flowers - deal with it!
Annual butterfly weed
Foxglove Apricot Beauty
Lavender about to flower
Pink Echinacea flower bud
Pink butterfly bush
Can you blame me for being so distracted?