Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Bloomage update:

I know, I know - I should be in the studio working on my next project, but it was so gorgeous out that I had to document some of the new things growing and blooming, as well as get the last few things in the ground that I had scheduled for this week. Now I'm waiting for it to seriously warm up out there so that my 6 different varieties of basil seedlings can go into the ground.

It's still a bit chilly out at night, but I couldn't wait to put the tomatoes in the ground, so I'm protecting them with these very attractive "Wall-of-Water" shields. Will see how well they do.

I have all my singular herbs potted (pineapple and peppermint, rose and lemon-scented geraniums, bay leaf, lemon balm and stevia).

This is one of my 'experimental herbs'. I put in this angelica last year. It's a biennial that grows about 3 feet tall and wide the first year, and blooms the second year - which takes it up to 7 feet high. I didn't believe it was really going to get that tall when the blooms began emerging - but it has passed me up, by over a foot.

My giant rhody is full-out. It is gorgeously covered with nearly-flourescent hot-pink blossoms.

I taught a private lesson this evening, and have class again in the morning. After that, I *promise* to get on these sketches...


Joanna said...

Your garden is looking so colourful. I keep meaning to take some photos here, I'm sure we have more blossem and flowers than I have seen for a few years.

Gail said...

Wow, it all looks lovely!
Joanne, I agree on all the blossom, there loads! I heard on Country File on Sunday that it's a good year for blossom because of the cold winter we've just had ... ;)

Tommy-Rocket said...

Wow, I guess your climate must be pretty similar to ours. Good luck with your garden! I'm very jealous, it must be amazing living somewhere like Seattle. :0)
Erica x