Gardening is Charlie’s main hobby.
He helps with other projects around the house but really his passion is the vegetable garden.
Recently he is willing to plant some flowers if I beg him. This year he has planted a double row of sunflowers (Lemon Queen and Italian White) just outside the kitchen window along the wall of the house and another double row to the east of his vegetable squares.
This year we have a greenhouse in the garden so Charlie started cucumber seeds in the greenhouse. To the left of the greenhouse is a freeform area filled with Pink Beauty radishes.
He planted cucumbers in Square #6. Square #5 has SunGold tomatoes and #12 has orange peppers.
The area in front of the iron fence next to the driveway has basil, lavender, parsley, salvia East Friesland, lamb’s ear and purple iris. Lilacs are blooming the edge of the iron fence and also at the back downhill corner of the greenhouse. The fragrance is intoxicating and attracting beautiful butterflies.
What’s growing? (We also have poison ivy, wild grapevine, Virginia creeper, and honeysuckle just to name a few of the invasive weeds we’d like to get rid of.)