It’s such a busy time around here with gardening and all. This year I met one of my goals – to have the asparagus bed and the shade garden done before June 1. This was a first and pretty exciting.
Here is the asparagus bed all ready for the summer. The stalks will produce beautiful ferns before long.
The cherries have turned. We got just enough for one cobbler from our tart cherry tree and only seven cherries from the sweet tree.
The lavender bed is doing great this year. I’ll be harvesting the buds in the next week or so. The large lavender on the left with white buds is Melissa which we use in baking and in iced tea. I wrote a post about making Lavender shortbread cookies here.
I also ice dyed a couple mandalas. They are only 12 inch squares which are really hard to fold. Next time I’ll try larger pieces of fabric.
Then I’ve been playing with paint a bit.
These sponges are going to be fun with stencils!
That’s all that’s going on here. I’ll be taking off soon heading to Cincinnati for an art retreat where I’ll be learning something new. Can’t wait!! Have a great weekend!
Since your gardens are well under control, how would you like to come straighten out mine? :-). Have fun at your retreat.
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Your garden looks beautiful, Lynda! And I do love your mandalas, especially the bottom one with the heart shapes… amazing! Can’t wait to hear all about the art retreat – fun!
Your gardens look great, and so do the mandalas!
Beautiful gardens. I looked into planting asparagus for eating. Changed my mind when I found out how much earth preparation is needed. I think I’ll just buy it at the market!
Kathleen, Yes, that and keeping them weeded. I think about that when I’m cleaning up the bed both in the early spring and then after harvesting. However, there is nothing like watching the first spears appear and it’s always fun to bring in the harvest and fix it for dinner the same day.
Janice, Wait a minute!! They aren’t all under control yet (or ever)!! Thanks and thanks for dropping by.