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Thursday
Jun222017

A bunch of garden pictures.

I am posting this while a major storm is raging outside and all I can think of is how will my garden look like in the morning? So this is a good distraction. I think. Here goes!

A lot of these pictures are repetitive. Bear with me. But I can´t get enough of these roses. When I painted the chicken coop this color I thought how nice a pink climbing rose would be next to it. And now it´s reality!  

Same with this lavender border which I planted over the course of three years because I couldn´t afford to buy so many plants at once. And now look at it! 

Another rose, this is rambler "Raubritter", quite possibly the cutest climbing rose one can grow. It´s been struggling the first few years after I planted it, but it has really taken off this year and it´s all over that old plum tree now! Very hard to photograph so you´ll have to believe me. 

More roses. These are "old" (once flowering) white roses and a lot of alchemilla mollis. The roses will need a few more years to really shine, but they are nice enough already! 

On to the veggie garden! I´ve tried to incorporate even more flowers this year. Because never enough flowers.

This is our large raised bed which is now divided by a line of asparagus (in it´s second year, can´t wait to harvest our own asparagus next year!) I am growing zucchini, eggplant, chilis, cucumber and artichokes (their first year - we´ll see) on one side and carrots, onions and garlic on the other - plus a patch of strawberries. And like I said lots of annuals, like...

...sweet peas, which have taken their sweet (ha) time to germinate and grow this year, or maybe it´s like this every year and I just forget? Anyway we are slooowly getting there. 

The salad bed features nasturtium in a very dark red (so pretty that I make an exception from the "no red in my garden" rule), and in the background is larkspur (annual delphinium). I´ve tried to grow larkspur for several years and it always failed to germinate, so very happy to see it thriving for once! Can´t wait to see them bloom.

Sunflowers-to-be in a bed of french green beans, beets and cavolo nero (black kale) which I´m growing for the first time this year. 

And lots of poppies in the cabbage bed! Ah! I bought a ridiculously expensive seed package with rare poppy seeds this spring and when I opened it there was maybe a teaspoon of seeds in it and I was all like "you better be pretty". We´ll see, so far it looks promising. 

That´s it for today! Now keep your fingers crossed that my garden survives this stormy night. 

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Reader Comments (9)

Oh, yes I feel with you! I heard from my friend in Meinsdorf about the storm.
I cross my fingers that your garden will survive!
I enjoyed your pictures soooo much! Especially the first two with Ludwig!
I love your roses! I love rambler roses too I have one climbing in a tree...... have to cut it back now.
Thank you for your post! Enjoy it very, very much!
We had some rain but no storm and I am off to the garden now!
Have a very nice evening and hope the storm will calm down.

June 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterInkiemulder

I love the pictures of your garden. I am an apartment dweller who dreams of a garden like yours someday.

June 22, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermartic

was hast du für lavendelpflanzen genommen, kleine setzlinge oder schon größere mit blüten? und wie pflegst du die dass sie so schön ebenmässig wachsen?
bei mir klappt das nicht, der lavendel geht immer ein, ich hatte bisher immer einfach den aus dem blumenladen.

June 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commenteriris

Love the pictures of your garden, I have one too (not this pretty though, yet...). Your garden is an inspiration! Hope all is well and the storm has passed!

June 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Katrin, I like the old white rose with the alchemilla at it's feet, that's very effective. The lavender is wonderful, you have created your own blue River!

June 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

We had a heat wave last week that opened my favorite bed of peonies and a new rose bush, and then two days later a terrible rain storm destroyed everything that had bloomed. Fickle weather, but a wonderful reminder to look at the garden each day before it changes.

June 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Iris - das sind Setzlinge der Sorte Imperial Gem, die sich besonders für solche Hecken eignet. Der Lavendel wird bei mir nach der Blüte sachte zurückgeschnitten und dann im Frühjahr nochmal kräftig. Daraus ergibt sich dann auch der ebenmäßige Wuchs. Wenn dein Lavendel eingeht, liegt es vielleicht aber auch am Boden. Wir haben eher sandigen Boden, in dem sich der Lavendel wohl fühlt.

June 25, 2017 | Registered CommenterKatrin

I would take your yard in a heart beat. Love it!

June 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJessB

I also love that river of lavender! Brilliant!

June 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne

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