Saturday, May 14, 2016

Spring 2016

The Dusty Victorian, Spring 2016
Gardening is hard work. It's hard on the back, the hands and the knees. Why do I summit myself to such abuse? Because the rewards are so easy on the eyes, it's therapy, meditation and it heals my soul.

Here is my reward for last autumn's hard work.

Now for the work that will reward me later. For Mother's Day, instead of flowers, I asked Brian and Astrid to get me plants that will reward us long term. We've had so much success with our raspberry hedge that I wanted another fruit-bearing bush. I chose this jostaberry, which is a cross between a black currant and a gooseberry. I will let you know how that turns out.

I also received a wonderful variety to plant in my kitchen garden: tomatoes, herbs,
broccoli, beans and peppers.

My kitchen garden patch is ready to go.
Happy planting, everyone.


Meg @ Hello Farmhouse said...

It looks like your hard work paid off beautifully! I particularly love those white daffodils. They're the prettiest I've ever seen!

A. Kadowaki Busby said...

Hello Meg,
Thank you for dropping in. I agree, those daffodils are just lovely and they have three heads to one stem. Your peonies are spectacular!

Deanna said...


The Dusty Victorian said...

Thank you Deanna, bulbs are awesome almost miraculous. They lift one's spirits when one need it the most, after a long winter.