Garden Update: Iris, Quince and More Galore

Just a quick update today. I have a super busy week of sessions and garden tasks, but it’s a bit too chilly to feel like moving mulch right now, so you get an unexpected update with photos I took yesterday.

Quince in bloom, with mulberry leafing out behind it. A black lace elderberry tree is hidden to the left, and today will see a hazelnut tree planted behind, making a triangle of trees in that bed.

Quince in bloom, with mulberry leafing out behind it. A black lace elderberry tree is hidden to the left, and today will see a hazelnut tree planted behind, making a triangle of trees in that bed.

We've got some serious cover crop action, making the beds look abnormally verdant for this time of year.

We’ve got some serious cover crop action, making the beds look abnormally verdant for this time of year.

Perennial sea kale getting ready to flower, along with a cover crop, garlic, perennial onions, and a lone marigold at the top of the third tier.

Perennial sea kale getting ready to flower, along with a cover crop, garlic, perennial onions, and a lone marigold at the top of the third tier.

Potatoes in bags with various mints to deter pests, along with tulips from years before we moved in here. To the right you can see the beds that will get covered with a truckload of compost on Monday before Tania Marie arrives for her visit. Busy, busy!

Potatoes in bags with various mints to deter pests, along with tulips from years before we moved in here. To the right you can see the beds that will get covered with a truckload of compost on Monday before Tania Marie arrives for her visit. Busy, busy!

The bed of parsnips, greens and garlic has officially gone nuts! We’re eating parsnip leaves just to ensure light gets to some of the other plants. To the left in the white bed you can see mache and miner’s lettuce — early “wild” greens that provide loads of vitamin C and delicious texture and taste.

First comfrey to bloom -- right near a partially cultivated bed that will eventually house a thornless, shade tolerant rose to run over the trellis with the star.

First comfrey to bloom — right near a partially cultivated bed that will eventually house a thornless, shade tolerant rose to run over the trellis with the star.

Our first iris of the season. Thank you, Kimber, for last year's gift of iris thinnings. I'm so looking forward to the full show!

Our first iris of the season. Thank you, Kimber, for last year’s gift of iris thinnings. I’m so looking forward to the full show!

That’s all for now. Also, a head’s up: I will only be online minimally for the next week and a half due to prep for and the actual time of best friend Tania Marie’s visit next week for my birthday. Sessions will resume on May 27th, after my visit with Tania, David’s sister + family, and another friend coming to town after those visits. The May Specials are still available, but thank you for your patience with slower than usual email response. If you knew how busy I am right now between sessions, food prep for a different friend’s move and then food prep and cleaning for Tania’s visit, plus imperative gardening chores before next week, you’d laugh or cry. Maybe both. I laugh and smile, because it’s all good, exciting, productive, nurturing and creative stuff. But lots!

Many Blessings and a good couple weeks to you in case I don’t find time to squeeze in (m)any blog posts. ❤

3 responses to this post.

  1. all looking spectacular!! yay comfrey 😉 4 more days!! thank you for all that you are doing to prepare! i know it will be wonderful in all ways ❤ xoox!! i'm laughing with you 😉

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  2. Yay! See you soon. ❤ xoxo

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