|Cauliflower sparkling with a raindrop necklace|
|Peas & lettuce|
|Radish and peas|
|French breakfast & Easter egg radishes with a couple of violas|
|Lacinato (Tuscan, Dinosaur, Black) Kale and radishes|
Now that it's May and the danger of frost has passed (I think), most everything can go outside. I've already placed a few of my tomato plants in the garden, and peppers will go out soon. Cucumber seeds have been sown, and squash and zucchini will be planted in a few days I expect. I have also sown sunflower seeds (and a good number have sprouted) with hopes of growing some impressive specimens (though I won't be too picky…last year my sunflowers were unsuccessful and I don't think I've ever tried any before that).
I have also started a good number of flower seeds indoors. My luck with direct sowing last year was not great, so I thought with the grow light setup I might find success placing small seedlings instead. Cosmos and zinnias have sprouted, and I plan to plant some foxglove to get started to hopefully bloom next year (as it is biennial). This afternoon I treated myself to two perennials at the local garden store: a blue hydrangea (I pine for the blooms every June and am very excited to establish a plant of my own) and a pink bleeding heart. Year-after-year plants would be a nice change from my focus on annuals so far :)
Pictured below is just the foliage from the bed of daylilies in our backyard. I am not fond of lilies in general, but these were planted before we moved in and I haven't yet figured out what I'd use to replace them. The rain and morning light were pretty enough to warrant a photo yesterday.