I thought I might give you a little tour today. I'm going to apologize for photo quality in advance as there were issues related to a tiny human being strapped to my front.
The little flower bed in the front came with purple irises and dark pink peonies. Last year, we added an English lavender, a pink columbine and a variegated hosta. This year, I also stuck in a gerber daisy, but it hasn't really bloomed yet.
|From left to right: lavender (the gerber daisy is behind), irises, peonies, columbine (back), hosta (front)|
|You can just make out the horseradish & rhubarb in the lower right corner. The fancy-pants BBQ is in the lower left!|
In the main bed, I'm growing long cayenne peppers, Black Krim tomatoes, golden cherry tomatoes, an Italian heirloom variety of sweet pepper, easter egg radishes, french breakfast radishes, little finger carrots, chioggia beets and two kinds of bush beans - a snap bean and a yellow wax variety.
In the pots all around, I've got cilantro, dill, spearmint, chocolate mint and a lettuce mix.
I'm very excited to see how this vegetable bed turns out! If the planter works well, I might get another one next year so I can plant more things!
However, this is not the only food we've put in! We ripped out the flower bed along the north fence and put in ever-bearing strawberries. I love strawberries. They just went in this morning, so hopefully they do well there.
Further along the same fence, under the cedar trees, I've put in two highbush blueberries. This is the bit I'm very excited about!
|I know they don't look like much now, but eventually these babies should get up to 1.5 meters tall!|