Within the last week, my irises and peonies are blooming, lily of the valley and bleeding hearts are finishing their cycle. With a heavy rain last night following several hot days this week, my herb garden is starting to show growth as are my tomato and peppers plants. It’s a joy to share my oasis; this slideshow features my peonies, irises and some of the mixed flower and herb beds.
On Monday we had the most glorious warm Spring day which inspired my trip to a favorite nursery. To my delight, they had a huge variety of herbs for sale. I purchased fourteen plants in total though it’s still a bit too early to plant them. I set up a temporary kitchen window herb garden.
The feral cats who live in my backyard love to visit us via the kitchen window so it’s not unusual to see them peering in. This little guy was fascinated by the “herb forest” that he found on a recent visit. I had to grab my phone and see if I could capture a few interesting photos.
While our part of Michigan has been in the seemingly unending grip of a draught, my work in the garden doesn’t end. Nearly every day I fill a wheelbarrow to overflowing with the removal of trimming and dead-heading those flowers now done with their spring and early summer showing.