|Spinach and other vegetables in the stock tank raised beds|
I inter-planted the spinach with carrots so that the carrots will continue on when the spinach is done. Of course, we planted "rainbow" colored carrots, as kids love the novelty of interesting colored vegetables. I surely hope they EAT THEM too.
|Corn starting to come up in the "Three Sisters" plot|
|Scallions and marigolds in raised bed|
Meanwhile, in the Flower Beds...
|Shaded border - Cunningham white rhododendron|
|Allium "Purple Sensation"|
|Table at the Summerland Ornamental Garden Plant Sale, May 9|
I thoroughly enjoyed the Summerland Ornamental Gardens plant sale last weekend. I heard in advance that it was very popular and that one should get there early, which I did, despite a puking child. However, getting there at the official opening time of 8 am doesn't get mean you get there before the crowds of people. Gardeners must be early-rising and highly-competitive sorts, because I had to drive down to the far-away overflow parking spots. I think the keen gardeners before me had lined up in the early morning. Fortunately, I wasn't after the bedding plants. I had my eye on some native perennials and a few other unusual plants, like Echium amoenum "Red Feathers", which is now planted in the "desert bed" with a variegated yucca. Although I don't want to swell the crowds for next year's plant sale, I must say that the prices were quite good and the selection quite nice. They even were prepared to take interact and credit card!