Green and lush.
I watered the herb garden seed beds a few times during the sunny week, and welcomed Saturday evening’s rain.
We had first blooms on the tomatoes, potatoes, and on Stokesia laevis. The miniature roses in the window boxes are covered with blossoms. The blue-eyed grasses have been spectacular.
Blooming, planted:Aquilegia canadensis (Columbine), Coreopsis grandiflora (Large-flowered Coreopsis), Coriandrum sativum (coriander/cilantro), Salvia officinalis (sage), Sarracenia X 'Daina's Delight’ (pitcher plant), Symphytum hybrid (comfrey), Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry) , Arapaho blackberries (with green fruit), Onslow & Premier rabbiteye blueberries (with green fruit), walking onion, English daisies. Noticed a few ‘Candy stripe’ creeping phlox still blooming.
Blooming, wild: Apocynum cannabinum (hemp dogbane) (not common milkweed), Sisyrinchium angustifolium (blue eyed grass), Specularia perfoliata (Venus' Looking-glass), wild wood sorrels, Houstonia caerulea (bluets), stand of Erigeron species (unidentified) .
Blooming, naturalized: ox eye daisy. Indian strawberry blooming and with fruit.
Blooming cover crops of white clover, brassicas (mostly going to seed), and oats;
Azaleas on northeast corner of house were battered by rain the previous weekend and faded this week. The two Iris × germanica (bearded iris) that bloomed had faded by the end of the week. The wild Myosotis verna (Early forget-me-not) and Salvia lyrata (lyre leaf sage) are going to seed.
I’m still harvesting lettuces from the garden as they begin to bolt. The peas are producing but not sufficient for any meal. I didn’t see any cutworm damage this week, leaving a few brassica seedlings alone.