I began the 2013 gardening year in my beloved Paonia plot on Orchard Ave. Then, through the twists and turns of life, the decisions pondered at, sometimes, in hindsight – joyfully…. ruefully…..full steam ahead….wanting to linger…I moved up to northern Colorado and jumped into some whole new garden beds along with a whole new life. I’ll walk with you through these gardens and some of the joys they held this year the gallery below. If you like to view all the photos in a slide show, simply click on the first photo of the beets and head through the year in pictures.
last of the beets = rosemary beet chips in January
return of the Light!
soakin’ the peas
clusters of spring onions
welcoming the bees … and apricot blossoms
sweet grass seeding out
the fascinating start to rhubarb season
discovery of a couple of huge potatoes while digging in March yielded a nice pan of home fries with rosemary
Mother Earth, we love you
burnet, glowing through the gray sky
red tulip a-sparkle with perfect snowflakes
magic on the lilacs
first potato plant showings – the fingerlings I’d leave behind
with a green glow all around them
three headed daffodils near Loui’s strawberry beds
beneath the lodge poles of Loui’s tipi
I spy asparagus!
Double Sided: Asparagus Frittata with Uncured Turkey Bacon, Romano Cheese and Chives
a close up of the lovely grilled spring onions
crab spiders spotted on red clover
my heirloom “Glass Gem” corn, whose seeds were planted by my friend, after I sent them to my new home and garden
Sun and pea plants
my very first snap peas!
spring strawberries – a bumper crop Paonia 2013!
glorious bounty! Paonia…
our first wee watermelon
slightly smoky, grilled zucchini layered into the casserole…
the refuge of a pumpkin flower
green beans in the strawberry pot to deter the clever bunnies
the first magical ear of Glass Gem heriloom corn
my very first honeydew melon – absolutely divine…
smoked paprika roast tomatoes
rose after four days of rain/time of the September floods
first snow, full moon
pumpkin from our garden!
be-jeweled lawn with the Glass Gem corn
a fine haul of tomatillos for salsa
frost tinged artichoke with cottonwood leaves
the rotund rosemary comes in to get decked out!