What’s Happening in the Garden, May 29, 2021.

Hi everyone! We are in the middle of a beautiful spring here in Salem and I thought I’d share a few photos of our garden. I hope to blog more consistently this year. Please leave a comment and say hi if you’re here. I’d love to know who’s stopping by, and your energy will inspire me to post more often.

Lots of zinnia, nasturtium and basil seedlings are ready to plant. It’s very cool, windy and rainy today, so I’m waiting another day or two.
I’ve also started coleus, marigolds, hollyhocks, alyssum, dianthus, cosmos, Brussels sprouts, eggplant and some tomatoes…hoping to plant on Monday!
My greatest success so far this spring is the return of my perennial hibiscus. These take their time to show green in the spring and we have given up too early in the past and tossed them. This year I ordered everyone away, held my breath and here it is! I’m honestly not sure what color the blossoms were, but I do remember that they were large and beautiful last year!
Salvia and yarrow, with much more to come in this corner..
Kale, radishes, lettuce and onions..
This is a Russian Kale that I planted on Mother’s Day. I found the seedlings for sale at a coffee shop downtown..
New garden fence is in progress.. that rhododendron used to live in our front yard.
Lemon balm is everywhere. If anyone who lives nearby wants some, just let me know. This is one of my very favorite herbs. I put it in everything!
Bee balm is about to bloom. I’m trying to decide if the white flower is a weed or not.. if anyone knows, please comment so I can take care of it!
Siberian iris are starting to bloom ! ❤️
And the ducks are still entertaining us! We have ducklings and goslings, but I don’t see them today. They’re often out early in the morning with their mamas.

Wishing all of you peace, love and a moment of reflection and gratitude this Memorial Day, as we remember those who have sacrificed so much.

Love, Michele

8 Comments

  1. Jen says:

    Beautiful!

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    1. Hi Jen! Thanks! Hope you’re all well! Xo

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  2. carolee says:

    Enjoyed your post. Looks like your garden is off to a great start!

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    1. Thanks Carolee! I’m feeling pretty optimistic!

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  3. Cindy says:

    Happy to see your photos, Michele! I planned to put my tomato plants in the ground this weekend, but it’s been too cold.

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  4. Betsey Bennett says:

    Hi Michele,
    I think that white flower is Fleabane…..thin tiny white petals with a yellow center? Fleabane is a weed but very pretty. Your seedlings look HEALTHY! Plant away , Betsey

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  5. Pat Leuchtman says:

    It looks like the season is off to a good start. Beautiful iris!

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    1. Thanks Pat! It was a nice spring! Hope all is well with you!

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