Thief in the Garden

There is no photo to share. There was a thief in my garden on Tuesday morning. He stole the first big red strawberry of the season. Even when I told him not to, to leave it for the girls, he picked it and ate it. Who do you think it was?

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Look what’s coming

Here’s a preview of what’s on the way.

Strawberries
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Blueberries
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Peas
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Carrots
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Cilantro
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Click on these pictures of the pea vines, aren’t they amazing the way they wrap around the trellis and each other.
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It’s going to be a tasty summer.

Mid-May Flowers

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We’re eating salad from the garden. The arugula and spinach are delicious but I’m not as big a fan of the mixed salad greens. I did make homemade pizza and topped it with the arugula and it was great.

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You can see the peas are growing and there are several pods that are almost full-sized. Catherine is quite interested in them. I think she remembers eating peas out of the garden last year.

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Finally the columbine are blooming and they’re beautiful. I’m loving wandering through the garden each day looking for the latest emerging flower.

Lots can happen in a week (or a month)

So someone commented on my lack of posting and I want to remedy that. After a week of warm weather in Seattle, so much can change. We were vacationing in Hawaii for a week and when you don’t see the day to day changes, after a week, it looks like a lot has happened.

My salad greens are going strong.
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I like this picture that John took better but it doesn’t show as much
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The blue pots finally have something in them.
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Two plants that I’d never seen before I met Colette (visit GardenEssentia.com) are blooming:
Fothergilla
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and Ekianthus
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Also my Chilean glory vine has started to bloom
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Finally, John has been working on hanging some lights so we can enjoy our lovely garden in the warm summer evenings that are surely on the way.

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Catherine’s Cherry Tree

I love the spring when the blossoms on the fruit trees are starting to bloom. John took these pictures of Catherine’s Cherry tree today and I think they’re beautiful. Hopefully she’ll get more than 7 cherries this year (that’s how many were on it last year). For those of you who don’t know, we plant a tree for each grandchild when they are born. Catherine’s is a grafted cherry tree with 5 different varieties on it.

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Spring is on the way

We’re starting to see the signs of spring in the garden and can’t wait until things are blooming.
The daffodils are starting to come up.
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The raspberry buds are starting to open up.
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And the peas I started in the cold frame are up and looking good.
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I started my arugula, mixed greens and spinach and I notice that even after yesterday’s spring snow they are starting to sprout. You can’t see them here but I’ll take a picture when they get a little bit bigger.
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