Garden: Going Gangbusters

first tomatoes

first tomatoes

Everyday I could report something new happening in my garden. It’s unbelievable how many things are changing and growing at super speed.  It’s all fruit, flowers and happiness to this garden obsessed girl.

Here’s a little peek at what’s going on this week:

garden zucchini

Zucchini? Did someone say they need zucchini?

garden jalapeño

Bring the heat with a jalapeño line-up.

garden purple jalapeño

Purple jalapeño.

garden peaches

Really like your peaches…

Agapanthus at sunset, sounds like a book club suggestion.

Agapanthus at sunset, sounds like a book club suggestion.

garden apples

A little lover pair of fuji apples.

baby chicks

New baby chicks have made the move outside.


And doggy has now changed her obsession to the squirrel who lives in this tree.

And my new favorite project:

Near the rose garden are these strips of soil right up against a wall. The sun beats down all day, making it a dreamy spot to plant flowers. Arranging it in more of an English Garden style, I’ve filled it with all my favorite cutting blooms.

Layering colors of chocolate (Hot Cocoa roses, scabiosa, cosmos) with dusty pinks (Cafe au Lait dahlias, Liv Tyler David Austin roses, delphinium and hellebores)— I’m already drooling thinking of all the pretty bouquets in my future.

cutting garden

Every flower garden needs some Starbucks…

cutting garden

A chocolate cosmos, please.

To add some softness, I decided to plant variegated geraniums. Plant is rather a loose term, I just trimmed the stems and stuck them in the ground. I’ve had it work before, so we shall see what happens this time around.

garden flowers

These are known as pelargonium variegated — I had to look up that name BTW.