Garden Update, 06/01/2017

It’s been over two weeks since I’ve given you an update on my garden! I can’t believe it! It’s actually been 3 weeks! So, why did I wait an extra week?! Well, thanks to Iowa weather, it’s been cold and rainy! That means not much of anything has been growing! Thankfully we’ve had a few warm days, here and there, so things are slowly taking off! Come along for a tour!

 

The window boxes and front planter are slow growing, but they still look good!  I’m guessing the lack of sun and heat has caused them to be more delayed!

The flag pole area is slowly growing in as well!  The flowers in the top bed are filling in better than the bottom one, but I love the contrast!  I can’t wait till it all fills in!

North Flower Garden

The North bed is growing great guns!  The dianthus I got from Natural Plus Nursery this spring is blooming like crazy and I love the bright pink blooms!  The Spurge is done blooming!  The Tickseed (the really small one on the right) is getting over taken by the phlox, so I think those will need to move at the end of the summer!  My Iris’ bloomed right after I took the picture and then the great Iowa wind broke them off, so they are now in my home in a vase!  We also added mulch to this bed this past weekend and I love how it looks now!

The wild bed is slow taking off, but the daisies are now in almost full-bloom!  There are also some fun pink blooms, but you can see them behind the tall grass, so I added those to the picture! 😉

My lilly bed has taken off well as well!  My miniature Iris are blooms like crazy (as you can see) and the miniature rose bush is ready to burst!  I planted two new lily bulbs this spring, so I’m anxious to see those!  (Well, I actually planted 4, but only two made it up!)  We also added edging and mulch to this bed and we both love how it turned out!  Yay for little changes!

It’s a new one!  Can you believe it?!  T actually gave me permission to have another small flower bed!  (He thinks I have more than enough! LOL)  We have a really neat sign in our front yard with an F and our house number on it and this is at the base now!  I can’t wait to see those marigolds fill in and take over!

Finally, the vegetable garden!  This wet, damp spring has been rough on it!  Our yard slopes down into the backyard and so our garden is very wet and holds the water well!  All the rain has kept it more than muddy and clumpy, which is not ideal growing conditions!  We have now replanted a couple times, but finally are getting some things growing!  Green Beans, radishes (almost ready), a few tomato plants, and cucumbers are finally up!  Our strawberries are looking fantastic too!

Well, that’s it for the tour!  I hope you enjoyed it and I can’t wait to see what the next two weeks bring now that we finally have had several days of sun and it’s getting warmer!  How are your gardens looking?!  Feel free to share!

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