May Glory

May Glory

At the end of the month it will be a year since we came to view this property with our realtor. As I look at photos from the listing, the trees and shrubs are pretty much on the same schedule as last year. The weather has been beautiful this month, with temperatures in the 20’s and little rain. Everyone is hoping that it will last into June but I hope we get our usually damp and rainy weather. Considering the drought conditions we had last summer, we can use all the rain we can get.

honeycrisp apple blossoming

beans-in-greenhouse

7 varieties of beans – pole, bush and shelling

turnips, onions, spinach, kohlrabi and cabbage under cover

some of the fig cuttings are leafing out – cool!

leeks

leeks

peas-and-currants

currants, peas, spinch

strawberries

strawberries mulched with straw

alfalfa-brew

My batch of alfalfa tea made from pellets, epsom salts and fish fertilizer has been festering for a few weeks. I am watering everything with a 1/10 ratio and am seeing very healthy growth on the roses and shrubs.

cinnamon or royal fern

ostrich-ferns

ostrich ferns. I am really glad these made it through the move and transplanted well.

tree-peony

I have never had a tree peony before so its pretty fascinating to watch this one come out.

laburnum-blooming

We have several Laburnum trees on the property and this is their only saving grace as far I am concerned. This tree is absolutely vibrating with bees.

feather-maple

We are so lucky to have this tree beside the patio and right outside living room window. It just glows throughout the day as the light moves across the yard. The transition into summer allows me to see where gaps in the beds need to be filled and how the colour scheme can be improved.

It is certainly a wonderful time of year here on the West Coast and we look forward to the long nights and dining on the patio.

 

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