Mid-June Garden Tour
Thought you might like a quick tour of my vegetable garden...
So far, we've been eating French Breakfast Radishes, lettuces, and rhubarb. My peas are close to being ready. I'm looking forward to a favorite Pea and Prosciutto Risotto, along with a slew of other pea recipes I've been planning to try.
There are two beds of Haricot Vert (slender French green beans), along with a climbing purple heirloom variety.
Above is our rose arbor. There are future plans to rebuild it since my husband says the roses are now holding up the structure.
Other vegetables in the garden... red cabbage
classic and Japanese eggplant
chioga and red beets
eight heirloom tomatoes
New this year... Brussels Sprouts!
Also throughout the garden... sweet basil
flat and curly parsley
Bring on summer al fresco dining!
6/14/2015 07:18:59 am
Beautiful. You really have a green thumb. I know it is a lot of hard work that goes into something this beautiful.
6/14/2015 10:27:08 am
Thank you, Nina!
6/14/2015 10:28:27 am
Nein, Susan. Kein eier salat...
6/14/2015 09:33:08 am
I have been so looking forward to seeing a glimpse of your early Spring garden after first seeing it in the Minneapolis paper last year. It was there that I was totally captured by the artful cabbage and kale arrangements that were growing as gloriously as any flower might as part of your vegetable garden. So I have bordered a flower bed with ornamental kale and purple and green cabbages and I love to watch them grow and take shape. What is that abundant vine growing in the background in the first photo? Thank you for your wonderful blog.
6/14/2015 10:26:30 am
Hi Alice -- It's so nice to hear that you like my garden! The vines on the fence are Edelweiss grapes; a U of MN variety.
6/16/2015 02:16:28 am
A glorious garden! what are the roses abundant on the arbor?
6/16/2015 05:12:55 am
Janelle -- The darker pink roses are William Baffin and the paler pink rose is John Davis. Both are extremely hardy in colder climates.
Lisa in Indy
6/16/2015 04:02:03 am
Eileen, your garden is wonderful. We have a little veggie plot and a separate herb garden - where the baby bunny tries to sneak a nibble. I love this time of year for snipping fresh herbs (especially basil for a tomato and mozzarella salad) and summer tomatoes (waiting impatiently for those. Thanks for sharing! Your rose arbor/trellis is lovely.
6/16/2015 04:47:08 am
Hi Lisa -- We also have little bunnies sneaking nibbles (what I think I mean to say is, entire meals). The raised beds and bamboo fencing has certainly helped in that respect, but all ground-level beds have suffered. Usually, later in the summer, those plants will recover since the bunnies have more options.
6/19/2015 11:39:03 am
Beautiful photos of a beautiful garden! Magazine worthy layout! Love it! I know it takes a lot of work and patience to make a garden look this lovely. Thank you for sharing it.
6/19/2015 11:51:34 am
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