I suppose to some eyes my garden doesn’t look that impressive but all I see is exciting success. Starting most, if not all of my plants from seed has meant a little imagination when you look at the beds filled with still small plants. So many perennials will grow to fill in the space; Salvia Nemerosa, Salvia Forkaohcei, Licorice, Wallflower, Marshmallow, Bee Balm to name just a few. My wild Strawberries are filling in many of the empty spaces and there are plenty of Borage flowers to eat from plants I seeded in many kid accessible garden beds around our yard.
What I’m most excited about this year is my tomatoes. I started them very early this year to get a jump on my short cool season. I have so many tomatoes growing and a couple are ripening right now! I’m growing Pollock tomatoes, perfectly suited to Northern BC, if not exactly Prince Rupert’s climate. Principe Borghese and Tomatillos. Oddly, my tomatillos aren’t as far along as my other tomatoes despite their hardy reputation. (These pictures are from two weeks ago because I’m a little behind…)
German Chamomile is looking lovely.
So is this wonderful and intense smelling Provence Blue Lavender. I’m going to be adding a lot more of this to my garden next year.
I’m loving the Dragonshead I started last year. This is it’s first year blooming and the hummingbirds and bees (and ants) have been visiting often.
The Foxglove self seeded everywhere and is as gorgeous as ever now that the lupine is finishing it’s bloom.
The Gaillardias are happily starting to bloom.
Check out the crazy cool flower on the 1000 year old Tobacco. Click the picture to see a profile shot.
The few Safflower plants I tried aren’t amounting to much. I think I would have been better off repotting them in a larger pot and letting them stay inside for a bit longer than I did. Regardless, they were looking beautiful here: