Wednesday, June 09, 2010

June Garden Progress

The garden is starting to look good. I have finally spread about half of the mulch that we got at the end of April. A lot of snapdragons and other re-seeding annuals have been pulled or transplanted. The snaps that survived the winter are in full bloom.

Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa ‘Siskiyou’) , in all its glory, blooms and oversteps its bounds as usual.

All the pots are planted. I used mostly coleus and fuchsia cuttings from last year’s plants and canna tubers that didn’t fit in the garden.

All seeds are up. Lettuce in the fish box has been cut a couple of times.

Beans are growing.

The tomato is growing but doesn’t have any flowers. It’s a little behind the rest of the neighborhood. The tomato is called ‘Dan’s Favorite’. It thought it sounded interesting. It was labeled “mid-season slicing tomato”. I really don’t know what that means. I’ll have to wait for a taste test to see if ‘Dan’s Favorite’ is also mine.

The first Heavenly Angels Poppy opened. There are many walnut sized buds promising a colorful show.

So far it’s been a busy week. The forecast predicts rain today. I am looking forward to it. So is the garden.


Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Hi Marie! Oh, what a beautiful poppy! I think I want it! As for the tomato, I've never heard about ‘Dan’s Favorite’. Ii'll be interesting to know how it performs. Please, tell us if you like its taste. I am always looking for new varieties.

Ann Flowers said...

Very Beautiful. A walk around your garden could get you into a very nice frame of mind!

donna said...

Hi Marie. Snapdragons are one of my favorites to plant in pots, but I haven't gotten around to it yet this year and I think the hummingbirds are annoyed with me.

About a month ago I bought some perennials at a neighborhood plant sale and I think one of them is Evening Primrose, but it's yellow. Is that possible?

Phillip and I planted leaf lettuce in a container and ate some for lunch last weekend.

I hope Dan's Favorite turns out to be Marie's Favorite.


Marie said...

I love the poppies almost as much as I love the woman who gave me the original seeds. This year the poppies came up from last year's seeds. They don't transplant well so I'm glad they are in a good place and can grow where they are. When I plant seeds I do it in December. I sprinkle them on the ground. I'm not sure how they would do in your climat but I'll be glad to send seeds to you to try. Send me an email and I'll mail seeds in late summer.

Marie said...


I put some snapdragons in pots this year for the first time. I hope the hummingbirds find them.

Yellow evening primrose is Oenothera flava. More information here
I don't know if it's as invasive as the pink but it seems as if it will spread. My (Oenothera speciosa ‘Siskiyou’)plants give me fits since they come up in the middle of everything.

I'll have to remember to post my opinion of 'Dan's Favorite'. I'm enjoying the fresh lettuce too.