Ok, so I might not be quite the awesome photographer that my better half is, but I wanted to share a little of the awesomeness going on in the Garden these days. Within the last few weeks everything is growing virtually uncontrolled and color is everywhere. In addition to making sure you all get to see these wonderful flowers, this is also a great way to celebrate Mel’s safe arrival in Canada after a grueling 3 day bus trip. It’s still snowing and cold in Alberta and plenty of other places, so I figured this might help warm her (and the rest of you) up! So take a gander at what’s growing in the garden!
First, some Tomato Flowers. There are about 30 of these and I’m hoping each one turns into another of the amazingly large and delicious looking tomatoes we already have growing. Something about tomato plants just screams spring. They just exude warmth and the plants themselves have this amazing smell that only tomato plants really have.
Next up are these awesome little Nasturtium that were a suggestion from Mom. Brightly colored really doesn’t do thee little suckers justice. The reds are vivid and the yellows almost shocking. unfortunately for me (and you all) the camera didn’t really do these justice but take my word for it, these suckers are delicious!
At the other end of the spectrum we have these Texas Bluebells. I’ve always had a thing for blue flowers. No, I don’t know why either, but I could look at these things all day. The blue of the Bluebells and the lush green of the stems along with the rich soil…. this is why i wanted to have this garden to start with.
And last but not least, the surprise. We grabbed a lot of random flowers when we set out this year’s garden and honestly forgot what seed we purchased. This is a Tri-Color Daisy Chrysanthemum and it is just awesome looking. The leaves on this thing are really odd looking and it had out curiosity piqued. These were the last flowers to open, literally in the last two days. There are at least a half dozen more buds out there and I just can’t wait to see what the garden looks once all of these open, along with the rest of what we have above.
Not pictured, because I couldn’t get a good picture, are the few dozen tiny, white awesome pepper flowers we have, both Cayenne and Jalapeno. Looks like a bumper crop this year! Fingers crossed! For all of you who decided to see what color your thumbs are, I hope you’re all as happy with your results as I am already! Happy Spring!