Tuesday, June 28, 2016

garden gad-about

The garden was coming along, doing its thing in an unrushed, slightly straggling kind of way. And then, in the last 48 hours, it has suddenly kicked it into high gear and is sending out blossoms and foliage like Mormon missionaries.
Baby cucumbers are swaying in the breeze; my zinnias, started from seed are opening up in their cheery signature colors. The bean plants are standing up tall and showing off their buds which will unleash their babies very soon. And the peas, oh the peas, delightful white flowers wearing their best green sunhats as the tiny pea pods begin to emerge.
Laura's sunflowers planted in Sunday school back in May are starting to show just how they plan to dwarf the rest of the garden.
We picked two radishes as a sample and some lettuce leaves and my favorite, Bronze Arrow is as delicious as always. The golden zucchini plants have only opened male blossoms so far, but I see tiny slivers of yellow tucked down in the center which mean female blooms are on the way.
The celery is too immature to eat, but the smaller outlying stalks were pressed into bouquet service for our last Charlotte Mason's Mom's Study group last night. Celery bouquets are one my favorites because it stays green so long and it's just so easy to work with.


  1. Growing children and vegetables! I admire your art and skill with all of them... the peas make my mouth water, I envy your beans (the bugs ate mine) and the musical children and adults... so much wealth of family and nature, beauty, truth and goodness.

  2. Anonymous5:03 PM

    I have always loved the colour tones of zinnias ..I will have to try to do some from seed next year, yours look so healthy and beautiful ..and the mixed celery bouquets are brilliant


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