Early May in Spy Garden

Spy Garden 5.1.15

Spy Garden 5.1.15

Love-in-a-mist will be blooming soon!

Love-in-a-mist will be blooming soon!

Haha

Haha

Meyer Lemon

Meyer Lemon

Carrot, Kale and Mushroom soup in broth Mmmm!

Carrot, Kale and Mushroom soup in broth Mmmm!

Weeeee

Weeeee

Asparagus (we've harvested several bundles from our patch over the past few weeks)

Asparagus (we’ve harvested several bundles from our patch over the past few weeks)

Floridian fish

Floridian fish

Spring Skull haha

Spring Skull haha

Spent Tulip

Spent Tulip

Hootie

Hootie

Dexie watching...

Dexie watching…

Chalk

Chalk

Yellow Wonder strawberry plants

Yellow Wonder strawberry plants

Pumpkin brownies made with coconut oil (vegan!)

Pumpkin brownies made with coconut oil (vegan!)

Dogwood

Dogwood

Like pointillism

Like pointillism

Profile

Profile

Orach

Orach

Orach is basically magenta spinach!

Orach is basically magenta spinach!

Great Burdock

Great Burdock

Stylin' whilst gardening

Stylin’ whilst gardening

Babyzilla

Babyzilla

Seeds please, ready to plant!

Seeds please, ready to plant!

Pastel corn (each kernal is a seed!)

Pastel corn (each kernal is a seed!)

Blackberry blossoms

Blackberry blossoms

Moving the mint

Moving the mint

The spearmint and citrus mint were threatening to take over a large part of the garden. We’re moving most of it to an area behind the house. Mint is very invasive but smells so wonderful. It repels pests, attracts beneficial insects and when it starts to take over and you dig it up it all those roots have totally aerated the soil! So I think its a good kind of invasive! The Spy and Baby say “We have so much mint we could make our own gum!”

Black Hungarian Pepper leaf

Black Hungarian Pepper leaf

Crocheted basket waiting for a pumpkin (or maybe a melon?)

Crocheted basket waiting for a pumpkin (or maybe a melon?)

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Spring Confetti

Spring Confetti

Coloring a unicorn...

Coloring a unicorn…

The Spy rocking Smoochie's old raft guide helmet. Unicorn Expeditions is the rafting company where Smoochie and I met!

The Spy rocking Smoochie’s old raft guide helmet. Unicorn Expeditions is the rafting company where Smoochie and I met!

They went on a 10 mile bike ride yesterday!

They went on a 10 mile bike ride yesterday!

My corner office

My corner office

Waiting patiently for strawberries

Waiting patiently for strawberries

Celosia seedlings; so colorful!

Celosia seedlings; so colorful!

Happy May!

7 thoughts on “Early May in Spy Garden

  1. narf77

    So where are the “Blowfish” then eh Ms Spy? LOVE that chalk image and as someone hovering around the edges of the graphic design world, I really should know what “pointillism” is and even more pointedly, I SHOULD in all haste be heading off to check it out and fill in the (obvious and HUGE) gaps in my knowledge base but I will leave that to the experts (you) ;). Orach is beautiful. I am going to have to source me some burdock. I feel a Japanese feast in my mind that needs satiating. You be stylin’ girlfriend! Chevron is SO in this season. I am going to pretend that I didn’t see that blackberry plant. I am equally as pointedly going to refuse to admit that I actually bought a blackberry from the local garden centre. It might, or might, not be a thornless variety but I am studiously ignoring it after Stevie-boy planted it and staked it…

    I wonder what black Hungarian pepper tastes like? Did you make that gorgeous crochet melon/pumpkin holder/receptacle? If so, How? (pattern please) and those brownies? AND vegan?! (recipe please :) ) I am learning how to create mood boards. My latest was a sort of Steampunk meets Lovecraftian theme. Kind of off-kilter with your lovely board but the amount of stoic determination I applied to it at least makes it worth my effort ;). “Love blossoms over rafting” and gifting the helmet that was no doubt firmly lashed to Smoochies head as you batted lids at each other all of those years ago is a lovely continuity of that love. What are you going to do when The Spy comes home after Summer camp and says “I met this girl…”? ;)

    Love your corner office. Is Smoochie flensing something adjacent to it?!

    As usual, I am in awe of your ability to weave a gorgeous and most colourful life out of your environment, your family and your determination to milk everything out of what comes along. That’s why I come back post after post. That determination to wring the very sap out of your life, and to live it with purpose is incredibly addictive. LOVE your spring and I am loving, equally, our autumn :)

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      The crocheted basket is just twine crocheted as if making a hat (crocheting in a spiral), just with VERY loose stitches. The brownies have no exact formula either; some coconut oil, pumpkin, sugar, flaxseed, flour, baking soda and powder. Next time I make them I will try and actually write down the proportions so I can share (but no promises!) Patterns and recipes and directions are not my strong suit! Smoochie was moving some wood stacked under my “desk” aka garden work table. Pointillism came around the time of the French Impressionists, you’d recognize it if you saw it. ;) Thanks for all your kind words and glad you are enjoying autumn!

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  2. Eliza Waters

    Spring is in full swing at Spy Garden. Love all the pics and it’s amazing to see the trees leafed out (of course, we’re a bit behind you). Mint is banished from my garden and lives out in the field where it can duke it out with the goldenrod. Sometimes it will mind its manners if planted into a deep pot. That’s what I do with the artemisia, because I love its silver in the garden.
    We’re eagerly awaiting the first asparagus – soon, soon! :-)
    Spy is losing his baby looks– I remember my boys at about 10 suddenly losing weight and sprouting up! Baby is losing the -zilla if she has fancy new gloves and is helping in the planting! Future gardener in the training!

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      She is still a -zilla but when it comes to planting, she has been a HUGE help! I dig the holes and she follows behind me putting one seed in each hole! I was impressed. Haha I might try the pot-in-ground trick with the mint one day. For now just moving (most of it, I doubt I will get it all!) out!

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