The majority of my yard is filled with things that flower. Everything from the groundcovers up to the trees bloom. That's usually why I plant something, so we can enjoy the colorful flowers. But every year as the raised beds fill in, I like to stand and look at how pretty they look. I think the fruits and vegetables are as pretty as the rest of the yard. I love seeing how full and lush all the beds get.
I've mentioned before that my husband built these beds for me quite a few years ago.
The closest bed is Sweet Pea's square foot garden. Blueberries, herbs, tomatoes, peppers and more fill the rest.
These are some of the Bush Peas. Sweet Pea and the littlest gardener have been snacking on these while they play.
One of the red onions starting to bloom. I think they look really neat.
I think the flowers from the 'Brandywine' tomatoes are really pretty. These are the ones I started from seed this year.
Even better than the flowers is the first 'Brandywine' tomato. I know I've never seen tomatoes this early before. I'm not sure if it's because they were started from seed early or because of all the warm weather we've had.
Another pretty sight are the Jalepeno pepper flowers.
The fingerling potatoes are blooming. I wouldn't expect a potato plant to have such a pretty pink flower.
'Wilder Red' Currants are juicy and red. The Chickadees have found these, which is fine with us. We've all sampled them and decided they are just too bitter. They look good though.
Even though my husband very rarely reads this blog I want to thank him for being the best Dad to our girls. He does so much for us. From working very hard so I can be home with them, to building and making things for our garden and home, to playing sports and reading them stories, and just being there to give advice or support.
My Dad did these same types of things for my sisters and I as we grew up and now for all of his grandchildren. It's his birthday today too.
My girls and I are all lucky to have such great men in our lives.