Saturday, May 3, 2014

Garden Tour

   After almost a week of drenching rains, the sun has come out and the garden is coming along. 

Spinach planted before Easter is doing well.
Raised beds are thawed and awaiting attention.
Need lots of this!
Sorrel and lavender are greening up.
Raspberries are pruned and have tiny leaves.
Look at that rhubarb!  Do you have rhubarb in Europe?  My family is rhubarb crazy.  I found a recipe for rhubarb scones this winter that I can't wait to try.  And rhubarb pie?  Oh, my!
"Gardening requires lots of water, most of it in the form of perspiration."  Lou Erickson
True.  But with the price of everything in the grocery store going up like crazy, I depend on my garden.  Besides that, I just love to grow things.  My family always had a garden and I must have gotten the green-thumb gene. 
 How does your garden grow?


  1. You have a nice big garden. I'm afraid mine is much much smaller and it still isn't planted. I hope to do some this weekend.

  2. I really miss having my own raspberry bushes now that I'm in Hawaii. I loved picking them in summer for my cereal. Fresh spinach sounds fabulous!

  3. Yes we have rhubarb. As it was my first year on my allotment gardening venture I was unaware they flowered! They really are straight out of a sci fi film aren't they?

  4. Cyntia, your garden is so big it demands a lot of work. Of course in Europe we have a rhubarb.My mother in law bakes a rhubarb pie every year in early June is so delicious. So it's great idea to bake some scones or pie. What's more it's wise decision to run own garden firstly the veggies are healthy and you don't have to pay for them.
    Personally my garden ( only flowers is fine) Yesterday we did spring cleaning in it and I have planted some pansies. And definitely you have green fingers. Take care and have a nice time in your garden.

  5. Yes rhubarb we have here too, I like it very much. Long ago we had our own vegetable garden, but it was a lot of work and I wanted to do other things in my free time. So I buy in the shops now.

  6. You are certainly going to have lovely fresh veggies. Haven't had rhubarb for years.

  7. You've not retired if you're tending that garden! Rhubarb is grown commercially in Yorkshire in what was once an area of heavy industry - believe it or not it actually thrives on the sulphurous air produced by the factories.

  8. You have a good, rich looking garden spot and lots of room to grow things. Your plants look really good. I can not grow rhubarb. Tried once. Maybe it does not grow in NC. I have never tasted anything made from Rhubarb.