My youngest granddaughter loves to spend time outdoors in the gardens.
She plays with our dogs,
eats the ripe fruit,
hunts for snakes with her grandfather
and gathers flower bouquets.
Fortunately, a lot of beautiful flowers are blooming now:)
All of our lavender---
by the way,
we passed by a lavender farm this weekend,
on one of our journeys,
and they were open...
so if you have never been to one,
I highly suggest a trip
(if you have been to one, I don't need to suggest a trip...LOL)
Here is a link to some Oregon lavender farms...
I've been to three--so far...
Caneberries--we still have blossoms, but also fruit now
(of course the fruit won't be ripe till later this summer).
We have two types--waldoberries (thornless)
I guess we actually have three,
if you count the wild blackberries...
One of our daylilies--in the upper pond area.
I love these plants,
especially after a rain shower:)
(unripe). I love this plant and would grow it even if it did not produce fruit;
another PNW native I like is salal.
I never get tired of salal.
Last year a friend made me a salal wreath for our anniversary;
you probably already know that florists use salal as part of flower arrangements.
One of our heirloom apples--isn't the color amazing?
This was a GOOD year for our three heirloom apples;
a very good year!
Blueberries---this is one of two Earliblue plants
(one, sadly our oldest one, is not thriving and will be replaced soon).
My granddaughter and I share a love of blueberries:)
This year will see large harvests!
And last, but not least,
one of our gooseberries...
have you ever had a gooseberry?
These are not quite ripe,
but we are eating them anyway:)
What is growing in your garden this week?
Do you have any plans for new plants?
We are thinking of adding a red gooseberry
(it is a sweeter type and very, very yummy)
and another blueberry.
I love gardens, don't you?
Now it's time for Aimee to get busy cleaning...