I feel like everything in our garden is about to take off! We have lots of flowers on the edge of blooming. We planted this honeysuckle two years ago but this year it is really taking off.
Our borage is almost ready to attract bees! This one is planted in a weird place that only gets a few hours of sunlight, so it’s doing really well considering.
But some of our flowers are out in full force. We inherited these columbines from my cousin last year and they came back this year as our first blooming perennial flower.
The bleeding heart were a close second. We planted this bush our first year in the house in a shady spot and it’s huge now.
Our raspberry bushes are looking great and you can hear them buzzing with busy bees. I love how cute and fuzzy the bees are.
Our raised beds feel like they are a bit behind this year. We’ve had more of a normal cool spring this year, where as last year we were planting at least a month earlier. We’ve also had some struggles with pests. I think we are getting attacked by cutworm, flea beetles and caterpillars. I lost a few of the seedlings I started indoors. It’s been frustrating but also a good experience to learn how to battle these pests naturally.
My favourite discovery so far this year has been these heirloom Dwarf Grey sugar peas. Their flowers are absolutely beautiful and look like sweet peas! Let’s hope they produce well and taste good!
And finally, but most importantly to our cider production, our orchard. Our Honeycrisp apples look like they will produce really well this year.
The Heyer 12 we added this spring looks like it will give us a few apples this year too.
Our pear graft is looking like it is successful! This will be the 5th variety added to this pear tree.
And as always, we’ve got a bounty of sour cherries.
I can’t wait for the end of June update. The garden always seems to go wild in June!
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