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In the garden, May 2017.

I think the garden is just heartbreakingly beautiful right now, so I took a bunch of pictures this evening. 

My white tulips are gone, but the pink and almost-black ones are still going strong.

I love this picture.

Look how big that white lilac in the corner is. I very clearly remember how I planted a very tiny plant in our first year here, with the hope that one day it would look like this. Good things come to those who wait.

I think this long border will be very pretty this summer.

We finished the tomato houses this weekend. I was worried that they would look odd with the greenhouse foil up, but I don´t mind it at all. Now imagine these filled with tomato plants and dahlias blooming in the borders! 

The veggie garden is coming along, but still looking a bit sparse. Red cabbage is always pretty though, and so is that lonely aquilegia that self-seeded in my strawberry patch. 

Bonus picture! "Am I pretty mom?" "You sure are my love."

PS: I´ll take a little blog break since we are going on a holiday next week! If anyone has recommendations for the Cotentin peninsula in Northern France, I´d very happy to hear them. We´ll be back after Pentecost. Have a good few weeks!

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Reader Comments (9)

Such gorgeous gardens! I've never seen tomato houses. Have a wonderful holiday!

May 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Yes, your garden is very beautiful!! Have a wonderful holiday!! take care from Iowa, USA

May 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMelody A.

I enjoyed your beautiful pictures!
Really dreamy garden! Love the tomatoe houses you made!
The aquilegia is one of my favorites!
....and what to say about Ludwig? He is the very best!
Is he coming with you?
Wish you a very relaxing holiday! You earned it after all the garden work!!!!

May 18, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterinkiemulder

The almost-black tulips, the white lilacs, the tomato houses. These are only a few of my favorite things in your garden! Good things DO indeed come to those who wait. Happy holiday-ing!

May 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

I have never seen black tulips. They are gorgeous!! Lovely garden !!

May 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterANGELA

Hello Katrin! It's been a while since I visited your Blog last. I have to tell you, it is very rewarding and comforting to see the photos of your beautiful garden, such a lovingly way in which you and your husband take care of your gorgeous piece of land. Thank you for sharing with us and congratulations for restoring the place in such a beautiful manner!

What I like most of your garden photos is seeing your animals sharing and enjoying the place with you, taking pleasure of the nice weather outside and just being happy knowing they are loved and well taken care of. It makes me happy.

Best wishes to you and your 'mysterious' husband, and j'espere que votre temps en France sera tres, tres beau!!

Its always such a good day when I get to take a tour of your place! Everything looks spectacular. What are the 2 tall tee pees in front of the tomato houses for? I am so impressed by all of the plantings and growth happening along the creek(?) in the back! Feeling restored, thanks Katrin. Bon voyage.

May 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Beautiful photos, especially of the individual plants like the bursting thistle. The setting around the garden seat is pretty too. You will notice big changes when you return from vacation. Have fun!

May 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSally

Thank you all!

Anna - sorry for the late reply. The trellis is for runner beans!

June 14, 2017 | Registered CommenterKatrin

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