Memorial Day weekend is the time we choose to plant our garden. Here I am smoothing out the soil, preparing the raised bed ready for the arugula, lettuce, kale and tomato plants. One raised bed is already planted with beets, onions, and basil.
Strawberry season is in full swing, and we get ours down the street at a grower that is open to the public. I was able to get "first pickings" and the berries were perfection. None were over ripe or unripe. I froze most of them whole for smoothie making, and we have plenty left over for strawberries and ice-cream!
The variety that are shown here are Shuksan. They are medium sized, and sweet with a little tartness.
I love to have roses to cut for bouquets and our garden is full of them. They are "Old Roses" that have a heavenly scent. The bushes have been in the ground untold years, and we don't know the name of each one. In time we hope to bring the plants back to fullness and health. Roses are not difficult to care for, but they do need a little boost to thrive.