The first [real] daylily of the year...(not counting the Stellas, of course). Blooming right down by the cherry tree.
I was out this morning in the cool of early, and letting chooks out, filling water bowls, cleaning up chicken-poopied nesting boxes (young ones don't get (yet) that the nesting box is NOT their personal toilet...) and of course, taking pictures of the gardens.
Here they are, scratching their little chook hearts out...
And lets not forget the "big girls" who are still chasing and pecking the errant chick that happens to come over the fence onto "Their" part of the yard. sigh....
Interestingly, it's only the black one (Australorp) that chases and pecks the chicks. My beautiful Goldie (Buff Orpington) could care less.
So, onto the garden tour, shall we??
Okra is up, spotty, but up. This is one of the bigger plants. I love okra--I dry it, freeze it, pickle it...yum!
Bell Peppers of all varieties, as well as 4 jalapenos.
Edamame (and weeds) and marigolds! The beans are finally coming up good, be able to safely weed soon!
"Maters! 16 tomato plants might not be enough, but it's what we've got. And they look healthy.
Herbs in front (parsley,oregano,hyssop and chives (3 kinds) and 'Taters in the back. They are huge!!
Blue Lake bush beans...we love green beans!!
Oregon snow peas and my brilliant string trellis endeavor (except in the early stages and wind) lol
Butternut squash. Germination is very spotty and slow, but they are finally showing them selves.
...look at these beauties...growing like gangbusters! and in case that's not enough butterbeans for ya,
I'm going to plant a circle of zinnia seeds around the very edge of these beds. Won't that be pretty?
These are quinoa sprouts. So far, so good. We'll see-they are planted in front, between the apple and cherry trees.
Cherries are starting to ripen. Can we beat the birds to 'em ???
The apple tree is loaded this year, and so are the peaches, which I did not take a picture of, for some reason.
This is one of the walking onions, with a full head already! Here is the bed:
...and we conclude today's tour with a stop by the transplanted wild yarrow bed.
Have a great Wednesday, y'all... I'm off to the market for some honey and stuff!!