Life has been crazy! Nothing bad. Just busy--work, home, wonderful husband, family, associations and fun! I've been lucky to DO anything in the garden. There hasn't been time for taking photos or blogging. I have visited many gardens. Occasionally, I've left a comment. Hopefully, the May mania is over.
The number one thing I wish for my garden is rain. It is unusually dry, even for us, this May. I've only made one rain gauge report listing since I put the rain gauge out.
This evening, the wind was calm, the temperature was warm and my schedule was clear.
For supper, I harvested the broccoli raab. Doesn't it look pretty?
I marinated the florets and some of the leaves with olive oil, Italian seasoning and garlic. Then, I put it on the grill. I didn't move it enough and a few leaves got charcoaled but in general it was good! Even my wonderful husband liked it. This was a brand new vegetable for both of us. I think it was a success. We'll see if we get another harvest from the plants before the weather gets too hot for it.
The dame's rocket is starting to bloom.
The last of my ordered plants arrived this evening too. Gaillardia, red valerian, snow-in-summer and butterfly weed.
I didn't get around to opening the box until it got dark outside. I figured I could do that on the patio with the lights, but I'd better weed the veggie sprouts while it was daylight! There are plans to put them in the ground Saturday.
Also Saturday, I'm hoping to make a stop at my favorite greenhouse to collect plants for the containers. I'm acclimating the overwintered plants in the family room by opening the windows by the plant stand so they experience the temperature changes. Most should be ready to go out this weekend as we're getting much warmer this week.
I really need to get some photos taken and it's almost time for the May tour!
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