April has been bringing showers this year, which is a very welcome thing considering how badly nature treated us last year. In fact it has been raining so much it really has made it difficult for me to install the rest of my watering system. In the meantime of course my garden has been growing by leaps and bounds which made it a virtual flora wrestling match to install the last few soaker hoses. Finally though the last one went in with a bunch of huffing and puffing and sweating on my part. All that rain makes the low 80 degree weather seem like a sauna.
I finally got the camera out this evening and decided to take you on a tour of the garden as I saw it today.
|First stop is my newest bit of yard art. I present to you Garden Koi. He is lurking in the Herbie bed right now, but I will probably move him to a shadier spot to prevent him fading out from the sun.|
|Here is the other Creole in the Corny-Creole bed. It also is adorned with bunches of these clusters and barring the descent of tomato poaching insects we should have a great tomato harvest beginning soon.|
|Here are the leeks from the Leeky-Creole bed. They are a lovely blue-green color which contrasts nicely with the other greens. Nobody is big enough to harvest yet, but with the rain and warm weather there should be some big stalks coming.|
|These are bush beans and they are loving life right now. This year I gave them circular cages like I made for the okra and they are overjoyed.|
|Their joy is my joy as is evidenced by the 15 or so incredible beans in my hand. I had already picked about a dozen of the bush beans earlier this week which makes this enough for the first bean meal this garden season. Yum.|
|Here is a pink Pintas that managed to survive last years horrific drought. I really love it when a plant not only survives natural disaster but also my on again, off again desire to water it.|
|And last but not least, another volunteer, this time a weed. This is a wild morning glory along with sorrelvine and snailseed. What is not to love about April. Even the weeds try harder.|