Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Snow Ball Shrub,
Front yard looking West
Bartlet Pear and backyard,
Hay Bales looking West
Garden looking East(Blooming Rosemary on left,Chicken Run/Coop back right)
View of House from street
Flowers coming up front walk with the new
Iris' I just planted
Finally a break in the rain today! Today on the noon news the weatherman said we have already had a whole May's worth of rain,there has not been this wet of a May since 1998.So to all of my fellow Oregonians there is a reason behind all of our glumness.
Our hops this year have gone crazy.We have trimmed extra roots several times already.Hops were one of the major projects to be done.We were inspired by the way our friend train their hops.Chance strung strings in a fan shape up the trellises.This will hopefully give us more summer shade on those southern windows.We have so many extras that we are going to build/plant a screen of hops along one side of our front stoop.We don't have a rail or roof over this spot,the hops will give us a more room like feeling to the front porch.
I also planted more radishes since the ones were are already eating are so good.I went ahead and planted the Cucumbers and Yellow Crook Necked Squash.This is a couple of weeks earlier than I have planted them but the weather is warming up so it should be fine. I read on the Crook Necks packaging that Borage is helpful in the pollination of this kind of squash.I had already planted some starts that were waiting to be planted so in they went near the squash.I planted the rest of the seeds here and there to use them up.I had bought the Borage because bees like it and bees in the garden are always helpful.
Before it got to dark I went out and went snap happy with the camera.I had been planning on updating the photos any way and with things looking so good and the rain clearing I took advantage.I hope you enjoy them and find them inspiring.