The California Poppies have finally started to show their cheery faces all over the yard.
This is an interesting picture for a few reasons. The first is that you can see my husbands and my compromise on our back yard. I have a very loose interpretation of the word weed. After all those “weeds” are wild radish, plantain, and poppies. So he cute a swath down as a path way (he did avoid the bunch of poppies though) and I get the rest to be wild so the bees, bugs and fea like my yard 🙂
You can also see our dwarf lemon which I have brought back from the brink my planting peas around it in the fall (those lovely purple flowers you see) and squash around it in the spring.
Here is a close up on the squash I just planted. Don’t ask me what it is either because I don’t know. Some sort of winter squash that we ate and I kept the seeds.
Here are more of them coming up through last years squash. It was a patty pan though I had meant to plant the mini pumpkins. In a week or so I will thin these out and give the extras away to folks.
These are all my tomato volunteers. I don’t harvest the last bit of things and so they stay in the garden and come up again in the spring just like normal plants. I try to plant lots of different things in the same space so that the soil doesn’t get depleted. so far it has worked well. I call it lazy gardening, though intuitive might work too. I am certainly not the first person to leave an offering in the field.
These are the sugar snaps and we did plant them this year as Little is a huge fan. I tried to leave some last year but I think the birds got all of them. This plant is part of our summer morning routine. We go out into the garden and have peas off the vine first thing.
I let a chard go to seed last year. It went wild. I have a ton and even found one in my front yard under my deck.
Apparently I also had parsley because I know have a ton of little parsley plants coming up everywhere.