Garden Tour—June 5, 2016

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Everything is going nuts in this bed except the garlic. 
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Almost ready! 
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Lots of green beans. 
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Carrots need to be thinned again. 
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Holy potato plants, Batman! 
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Cabbage is starting to form tiny heads. 
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I see red strawberries in there. 
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The second crop of peas (middle two rows) is up! 
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Hurry up and bloom, I want fresh peas! 
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Tomatoes are going crazy! 
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Yay, more blossoms! 
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Mmm, basil. 
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I’m really loving this eclectic little bed. 
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Tomatillos and oregano going strong! 
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Weigelas are so pretty in bloom, but I kind of hate them the rest of the year. 
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The pumpkin plants seem happy enough in this spot. 
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Hard to tell, but the hydrangeas are definitely growing. No signs of shock at all. 
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Rainbow Swiss chard. 
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Cucumbers
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I love watching how fast the peppers grow at this time of year. 
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The first wee jalapeño. 
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First poblano pepper. 
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Tomatoes (and maple sapling). 
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First tomato is getting bigger. 
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The tall plants in the middle are calla lillies I bought at the Master Gardeners’ sale. The back right might be verbinum that we thought died. It also might be some wild volunteer thing that we don’t recognize. In front are two wee baptisia from my friend Mary. 
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The lemon balm I planted here last year is already 4x as big as last year. It smells heavenly. 
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Another view of they hydrangeas. 
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We built this bed years ago because it was so hard to mow. Sadly, we lost the butterfly bushes that were there in a bitterly cold winter. Two years ago we put down river rock and planted flowers that don’t really need much water. Cat mint in front. Two types of sedum in the middle. Not sure what kind of grass that it. On either side are trump vines. They were out of control and damaging the fence so I chopped them all down in April. You can see how much they’ve come back. 

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