A Walk in the June Garden

However many years she lived, Mary always felt that she should never forget that first morning when her garden began to grow. – Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Finally – green and growing.  Even though we are a full two weeks behind the usual growing season this year, the June garden is full of promise.

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In the vineyard, the grapes are just beginning to flower.  We are working hard to double the plantings in our little vineyard this spring, so these little flowers are very encouraging.

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The Hascap berries are fully formed and just thinking about turning blue.  They should be ripe in about 2 or 3 weeks.  Do you know about hascaps?

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The hops are reaching….. reaching….. reaching!

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The French Tarragon is at it’s peak!  Yum!

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The hard neck garlic is looking hale and healthy.

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And the strawberries are coming along.

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Do you remember the cold frame that was buried under several feet of snow this winter?  Well, here’s what has been going on in there… the carrots, kale and lettuce thrived… and are now giving us an early harvest.  We’ve happily been enjoying the kale for weeks.

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The irises …

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bleeding heart, bluebells, lambs ears, and ….

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the first poppy!

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 If you ask me, nothing says “June Garden” like the sight and scent of the lilac.

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