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We grow a wide number of lettuce types and other salad greens in our garden throughout the season. Since we start our own seedlings we can experiment with unusual varieties and plant many kinds of lettuces. If you visit us throughout the season you’ll probably notice that we regularly harvest and replant. We’ll try to remember to add photos throughout the year of the different varieties we grow, so do check back if you have an interest in salad greens.

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The large purple “puff balls” flowers are Allium plants, a member of the onion family. It is a perennial that grows from a bulb and blooms in spring. The globe-shaped flower heads are comprised of a cluster of florets up to 5 inches in diameter atop 3 foot stems. A fun addition to our fence line planter boxes.

Once the florets have died back the remaining cluster still makes for an interesting addition to cut flower arrangements.



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As spring is turning into summer, I would like to say thank you to the spring bulbs that graced us with their presence. We planted a bunch of new bulbs last fall in the planter boxes adjacent to the fence and throughout the landscape. They were really lovely this year and brought a lot of spring-time joy to the garden. In fact, we could be found wandering along the edge of the garden in the morning, coffee in hand, looking to see what opened up over night… Here are some photos I wanted to share:

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pea-shootsIf you’ve been in the garden lately, you may have noticed that some beds are full of peas-a lovely spring crop. We are growing sugar and snap peas vertically along some of the fencing panels in our raised beds. We are also growing pea shoots, these are planted in thick bands and the seeds are placed close together to maximize the yield.

The shoots are the first part of a plant that appear above the soil line as it develops from a tiny seed. The pea shoots are grown for their nutritious and tender seedlings. The young greens are delicious and can be used for salad mixes, garnishes, or eaten alone (as I do in the garden!). The shoots of peas offer a sweet-tasting flavor that is becoming more and more popular in culinary dishes. Keep an eye on our evening specials menu for a spring pea-shoot salad, straight from the garden…

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Spring-vaseSpring is peeking around the corner! The sun is shining, (well, most days anyway ☺), folks are out and about, we are beginning to shed jackets and boots… And we are once again surrounded by plants and trees in bud and bloom.

These spring blooms are the harbinger of a new season and a welcome sight after the drab and cool winter months. There are crocuses, daffodils, and many other bulbs, tucked away since the fall, finally popping from beneath the dirt. Not to mention dogwoods, cherry trees, and numerous perennials growing again.

Pictured here in this arrangement are daffodils, pansies, and euphorbia harvested right from our own garden! The bright colors of spring are eternally cheerful and warrant a second glance…take time to look around and see what’s unfurling from the ground…