Monday, May 28, 2007

Quenched: a photo essay

A few days ago we had a lovely day of much needed May rain. I woke early and in the relatively dim light, wandered around getting very sopping wet knees. ;o)

I love pink bleeding hearts, but am especially fond of the "Alba" (which I didn't get a shot of yet - they are pure white.)
I planted the Blue Lake bush beans on the last day of April. A bit early (usually I put them in the first week of May), but they germinated well and are doing great!
I recently bought a red gazing globe. I always wanted a blue one, but they were out. Now I'm kinda hooked on the scarlet 'cause it goes with the hummingbird nectar color! Funny how it reflected me snapping the shot. ;o)

This is a lovely reseeding/spreading Centaura Montana, same family as the bachelor button. It's a large bloom, about 1.5 inches across, and is nice 'cause it's blue, really early in the season with the late tulips!

The kale overwintered and is blossoming. Soon seed pods will form, long and skinny, packed with seeds. I'll let them dry out, then save them for next year's planting!

Sedum, transplanted from my woods!

Menton tulip, slightly scarred on lower left petal.

Beet seedlings, long season variety. These grow late into the season and get HUGE, but they stay as tender and sweet as baby beets. One of my very favorites! Planted mid-March

The garlic is very happy!
Rembrandt Tulip

Lilacs from the front yard.

Fresh Lettuce, planted mid March in upstate NY!

Poppy pod, ready to burst into color.

Squash seedlings - volunteered from last year's crop. Wonder what kind they'll be?

Tulip, wide open and almost gone by.

Thanks, folks. Stop by again soon!


Anonymous said...

These pictures are so beautiful they made me sigh. I especially like the red gazing globe. Thx for sharing!

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

Hi, Nienke,

Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed them, and hope to post more soon. ;o)

Anonymous said...

As always, great shots.

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

Thanks, Steve! I loved your rose photos, too. ;o)