While it is a day belated, I wanted to celebrate the 4th this year by showing the red, white, and blue currently in the garden.
Earlier this year, we built two new raised beds for our raspberries. A few years ago, we planted a number of raspberries canes directly in the ground, but it was a nightmare to keep the bed weeded. It has been much easier to keep the raspberries weeded in the new beds. Although most of the canes are new this year (we did move a few from the old planting) we are getting a nice crop of raspberries.
I’ve been planting more and more Shasta Daisies in my yard. They are low-maintenance, bloom for a long time, and make nice flowers for a bouquet. The also work well with our somewhat rustic (meaning a bit wild and out of control) landscaping. This Shasta Daisy is particularly nice. The variety is “Teddy Bear” and it has a nice ruffled petals.
We’ve had an usually dry spring and early summer. This has allowed the blueberries to begin maturing weeks before they would during a more typical year. This is a bush that I planted last year and it is doing really well it its new home.
I hope everyone had a lovely 4th of July!