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Thread #81331   Message #1488730
Posted By: Janie
19-May-05 - 09:41 PM
Thread Name: BS: Gardening: What are you harvesting?
Subject: RE: BS: Gardening: What are you harvesting?
The kale and broccoli will soon be finished. Snowpeas and sugar snaps are in bloom. Turnips and radishes are over with and snap beans, cukes, zukes and yellow squash are up. I held off on setting out my tomatoes and peppers because it has been a very cool spring, but I hope to plant them out this weekend. The chives are in full flower and the french sorrel is getting big. Basil and summer savory just went in the ground. I have already broken flowerbuds off some of the garlic, while others are not showing any buds at all yet.

In the flower garden, hesperis, ox-eye daisies, coreopsis, roses and peonies are blooming to beat the band. Phlox drummondii in assorted colors is blooming. The larkspur and yarrow are coloring up, and the asiatic lilies are starting to bud. The pansies and violas in all my pots still look good, but will be ripped out next week to be replaced with warm weather annuals. Bobert's solomon seal likes it here, and I think his hellebore will too, once established. The moth mullein is starting to bloom, but I can't find any of my "Southern Charm" verbascum. The hydrangea is starting to bud.

Several hundred people toured my garden and 9 others this past weekend for the Hillsborough Spring Garden Tour. The weather was great and I had a grand time smoozing with gardeners from all over the region as they came through.

Hello Allan and Carmen, and hang in there Leo, it will warm up!

Janie