Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Poonie in the dandelions

Poonie is so happy that winter is over!  She loves being outside and enjoys frolicking among the dandelions!

King Alfred Daffodil

The crocus were the first to pop their heads out, right through the snow!  There were yellow and lavender but I couldn't manage to get a decent pic of the lavender color.  I think I will buy more for next year, maybe the bigger ones as these were the tiny crocus.  Next came the daffodils which I have to say have been a bit of a disappointment.  I planted 25 and only 13 came up.  They were suppose to be a melange but so far they all look like the King Alfred variety..  There are 4 more to bloom so maybe they will be of a different sort.

These lovely geraniums were on sale for $1.49 each at the local hardware store.  They sit on the deck with the pansies eagerly waiting to be planted.

Rosemary my first herb for my new garden.  I will probably buy a couple more plants.  I just love the smell as it reminds me of my trip to Provence where there was so much rosemary you could smell it everywhere anytime there was a light breeze...

I have planted 3 kinds of peas; an early dwarf, dwarf snow pea and a  mid season dwarf.  I have one more type to plant a tall sugar snap which will go along the deck where it can climb.  I also planted a heritage spinach and a lettuce mixture.  Oh I just can't wait to pull that first pea of the vine.  Fresh peas are my favorite veggie, and they have to be eaten just picked or they don't taste right. Everyone should garden and grow some of their own food because the taste of home grown veg is well, out of this world.

Well here is bed #1, the pea and spinach bed.  Flanked by day lilies, rhubarb and iris which were already here, oh and a pile of rocks that I am slowly getting rid off.  I will perhaps plant some perennial herbs and flowers in the spot.  Please note the gorgeous yard you see beyond the fence belongs to my 77 year old neighbor who spends her entire days pruning and clipping.  My yard is in sad shape because the previous owners did not seem to do any yard work let alone have a garden! 

1 comment:

Aline said...

Oh Pet! Alys Fowler would be so proud! The bed looks so good. Really opens up the yard now that the rickety old tin shed is gone. The flowers look beautiful. Glad you blogged this. Poonie is looking like a pot-belly cochon, hee hee! I hope she manages to slims down now that Spring is here. A. xx