What’s Happening in the Garden- May 24, 2014

Good Morning! Happy Saturday and Happy Planting Day! Yes, I’m using upper case letters because in my world Planting Day is an official holiday. It’s really Planting Weekend around here.

IMG_5784We have some pots to deal with. Winnie and I can’t wait!

IMG_5787The marigold seedlings can’t wait either. Their ready to move in to their new homes.

IMG_5788I have to give us a little pat on the back because we made headway on borders like this over the past week. There’s still a lot to do but it’s getting there.IMG_5781 Talk to me about the blueberry bushes. We planted two of these last fall and I dare say their looking good. For relatively new, small bushes they have lots of flowers that appear to be turning into berries. Should we cover them? Will the birds eat them? Anyone?

IMG_5774 We’re eating plenty of asparagus now. My whole family enjoys asparagus. I think that’s because the kids grew up as it was becoming established and Michael and I were so thrilled with every stalk we served when they were younger.

IMG_5773 This black australorp is sitting because her leg hurts and she’s not using it. We’ve treated her in every way possible and she’s still hopping on one leg, but she’s laying eggs, eating and seems quite happy. It’s a watch and wait situation.

IMG_5772Michael found a bag of yellow onion sets blowing around in the street downtown and brought them home, so now we’ll have yellow onions this year.

IMG_5771The red onions are cooking right along.
IMG_5767 As is the lettuce which could be thinned out. The one advantage of a very cool spring is a nice crop of lettuce.

IMG_5765Kale… I bought these seedlings at the Salem High School plant sale a few weeks ago, which was a fun event!

IMG_5789The sweet peas are going to start climbing the fence any second now.

IMG_5778It’s almost time for iris!!!


And check out this awesome gardening basket that I won at the Salem Beautification Committee’s plant sale last Sunday. I never win anything. It was a great sale and a nice surprise!

The official out in the garden season is off to a pretty good start!

Plant, plant, plant!

Hope your in the garden today!

Love,  Michele