How the garden grows

This is the labyrinth this morning.  I can see the plants grow from one day to the next. I’ve let the salad mix and some herbs go to seed in the labyrinth, hoping I’ll see new seedlings soon.

Herbs include all the common culinary herbs, plus borage, hyssop, lemon verbena, summer and winter savory, lemon balm, Thai basil, fennel, rue, feverfew, along with five or six kinds of lettuce, three kinds of chives, and dozens of flowers.

The rest of the front is all flowers.

 
Along with the stone work, there is drip irrigation, so no watering issues (for once in my life) other than figuring out how often and how long I want the water to drip.

 

The back, aside from a plethora of poppies, is all vegetables, chickens, and bees.

 

Here is the famed red mulch, chicken coop in the background.

The baby cucumbers, artichokes, tomatillos, corn, and beans:

 

 

 

and four of the seven pullets, happily eating scraps.

When Larry discovered me baking egg shells this morning before adding them to the compost, he said:

“This is a farm my Okie relatives wouldn’t recognize.”

Indeed! I hope this is not like someone’s dull slide show of their vacation–but I couldn’t resist.

5 thoughts on “How the garden grows

  1. Great to see your progress. That labyrinth intrigues me. Imagine a labyrinth that can feed your belly AND your imagination!

  2. Meryl, your labyrinth is most luscious and beautiful!. It is heavenly, truly. Exceeds what anyone could imagine for a labyrinth. I love it.

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