Early May Garden Update

This morning began with painting sunflowers and then moved into buying and planting marigolds, snapdragons, red and yellow chard, purple basil, Romaine and purple lettuce, dill, a hot pepper plant, and cilantro. I think I spied a volunteer sunflower poking through the leaves, and most of the perennials seem to have survived the Polar Vortex. I’ll get some collards and kale soon, but in the meantime, last year’s purple kale is making a run for its second season.

Our neighbor already caught and relocated one of two groundhogs who share our backyards. As usual, I hope the purple colors, onions, garlic, chives, fragrant herbs, and Expel deterrent around the front bed perimeter keep those groundhogs and bunnies safely out of front yard garden range. If so, then it’s just earwigs and slugs — always someone. 😉

In any case, it looks good for now. Thought I’d share some photos in the late afternoon light I find so magical:





11 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Eliza Ayres on May 4, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal.

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  2. CPL going at it! Can’t keep the CP out of L lol! Very pretty! The little red flowers with white polka dots are super cute – they mimic mushrooms 🍄

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  3. Thanks, T! LOL, you knew Crazy Plant Lady had to have more, even with this lower key garden. I just love flowers and get spoiled by the freshest foods. I’m still on perennial watch for some of the areas that may not have them return. Those red and white flowers are red verbena. Unfortunately only an annual, but I might get more. I love them so much! 🙂

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  4. Lovely to see the colour Springing forth, and I know the hard work that goes into planting and maintaining it all Laura as you know..
    I have not done a Garden blog since March.. to be honest I have not been 100 % so hubby suggested I do more resting than labouring in the allotment.. I hope to take some pictures though this week.. HE has been a brick in doing it all himself this last month..
    But my knitting needles have been busy, so have my paints.. 🙂
    Sending tons of love your way and so pleased you popped up in the reader the same time I was here today Laura..
    Much love my friend ❤ and hope those groundhogs do not spoil things.. ❤

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  5. Thanks and much love to you, Sue! Yes, it’s good to take a step back whenever needed. If the soul requires it and we don’t honor that, the body eventually demands it. I know that well from personal experience. Sending healing and love your way. ❤️❤️❤️

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  6. Love and HUGS right back Laura.. and I know how you understand that need to honour what our bodies tell us.. ❤

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  8. It looks beautiful, Laura!

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  9. Thank you, Diana! ❤


  10. Posted by RJ in Truckee on May 11, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Your garden looks absolutely gorgeous Laura. ❤

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  11. Thanks so much, RJ! ❤️


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