Seedlings, Perennials, and Fruit! Oh My!


As temperatures continue to climb into the 80s, my garden is growing so fast I can barely keep up. Most of my seedlings have graduated from seed tray to ground, while my garden has expanded to include blueberry and raspberry bushes along with plum and orange trees. With all this yummy food around, I have one very happy and mischievous garden bunny!

Within a week, my seedlings went from babies . . .

No peas, yet, little bunny!

. . . to overgrown youngsters. My seed starter tray could barely contain them, so “graduation day” came sooner than I expected.

Whoa! Those peas sure grew fast!

So far, we’ve got a great start for cucumbers, peas, zucchini, cantaloupe, tomatoes, sunflowers, and green peppers. Here’s hoping for another fantastic crop of tasty vegetables!

Vegetable forest!

Meanwhile, the front yard has exploded with color from an unexpected source. The wildflower seeds I planted summer included perennials and they actually came up this year! I have everything from snapdragons, various species of daisies, ferns, and other yet to be identified flowers sprouting in my yard.

Purple snapdragons

Yellow daisy

Pictures of the berry bushes and plum tree are on the way, but I do have a great peek at the orange blossoms currently blooming on my new orange tree.

Orange blossom

Just when I thought my garden bunny couldn’t get into any more trouble, he finds the strawberry plant hiding behind the hibiscus.

Hmmm . . . I’ve got a strawberry thief!

A new batch of seeds now occupies the empty spaces in my seed starter tray. Hopefully, black-eyed peas, pinto beans, corn, and sunflowers will be sprouting very soon!

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c.b.w. 2013