Spring turns to summer and the garden is keeping us busy. I bottled the chive vinegar we started last week; it always makes such a pretty gift.
Jess and I have been cutting the rhubarb back. Some we're freezing for the winter while the rest is going into apple-rhubarb crisps. Some of the leaves are huge!
We're starting to see some progress on the berries. The strawberries are setting fruit. This weekend we'll be carving a new strawberry bed out of the chaotic iris mess under Jessica's window.
The goose berries are also thick this year. Not enough to make a jam or jelly with but enough to pick and freeze for smoothies next winter
Our own Saskatoons are still a few weeks away from being ready but anything in the valley that gets a southern exposure is almost ready to pick.
The apples are also growing really well. I think we'll get a bumper crop this year.
We're just about at the end of the spring flowers.
The daisies are pretty and the mock orange is just coming into bloom.
We also have a tonne of peonies this year.
And the bees are all over the Persian cone flowers.
We have a few holes to fill in this weekend with some last minute seeding and quite a bit of weeding to do. Jessica is quite looking forward to strawberry season!