Last year on Victoria Day I gave you a tour of my garden. It seemed appropriate, since the May long weekend is traditionally dedicated to gardening here in Canada. Also camping in the rain and drinking lots of beer, but since I hate camping in any weather and I’m not really a beer drinker, I’ll stick with gardening. There may be dirt involved, but afterwards you can retreat back inside and sleep in a warm, dry bed.
I thought that I’d create a tradition and once again seize this chance to show you what my garden’s been up to. My garden is sort of haphazard, and I really fly by the seat of my pants with my planting, but I really do try. Unfortunately, this has been a slow spring, so my garden is still in its early stages, but I’ll show you what I’ve got.
Up first, I’m still hardening off my melon seedlings in a sheltered spot before planting them in the ground. The plants on the top are canteloupe, and on the bottom we have watermelon.
I moved some of my flowering plants into pots to save valuable room in my garden for veggies. Behind the pots you can see my raised bed on the right, and some of my other garden beds on the left.
Here’s a close-up of the garden bed that you can see on the far left of the photo above. It has sage and mint. At the top a few little corn shoots are sticking through, and at the bottom I’ve planted dill seeds, which aren’t showing signs of life yet. Fingers crossed, though.
Continuing along the back of my house we have the sunniest spot in my garden. This year I’ve planted tomatoes, pepper and parsley here. On the far right of the photo we have raspberries and strawberries, as well.
Around the corner, along the East wall of my house, I have little squash seedlings.
There’s also my very healthy blueberry bush. I am tremendously grateful to whoever planted this blueberry bush, which produces a bumper crop year after year after year. You can see that it has blossoms already.
And finally, at the very end we have chives and potatoes. The potato plants have not yet made it to the surface.
Let’s not forget the raised bed, though. My father-in-law built me a pea trellis, which you can see on the top right. In this bed there are sunflowers, some very healthy garlic, peas, lettuce, chard and carrots. The melons will also be planted here.
But you know what makes me happiest of all right now? Little white blossoms, promising strawberries in the not-so-distant future.
What about you? What does your garden look like right now?