Oh the garden is blooming now. I've been seeing so many different blooms around. Above is my favorite peony. I have a double one that is so full, but it just doesn't appeal to me like the single ones.
But what really inspired this post were my peas. I've been meaning to crow about them blooming like crazy, but hadn't had time. Right now it is the calm before the storm. I've got two barbecues this weekend. One on Sunday and one on Monday. When I think about Memorial Day though all I can think about is Carl (a cousin) who is going to Afghanistan very soon. It is his last tour before he retires. I'll be hoping for his safe return. Then after the holiday the packers come on Tuesday and then the move is on Wednesday. On Tuesday my internet and phone get changed and I'll be unconnected for a short time until we got all the computers back up. I've got my Get Growing post scheduled. Hopefully I'll have time to get my photos of the new garden up for a Wednesday post. I finally remembered my camera. It was charged and it had its card in it.
But I digress. The peas are starting to develop. These are the Blizzard snowpeas. One was ready and I ate it straight from the garden. No Monday Harvest weighing for it. Yum! The Cascadia, a snap pea, has small peas forming too. I can't wait for the harvests.
I have so many other blooms. But I'll show you a few more of my favorite and they are all herbs. I meant to make vinegar of my chives. I haven't had a chance to go to the store and get some good vinegar for it. They might just fade away before I have a chance.
My dianthus scent the yard like cloves. I just love the early morning in the garden because the scent is just divine.
My chamomile is ready to pick if I get the time. I better if I don't want it to go to seed and quit producing. I obviously don't love it for it beautiful flowers. It does look better later in the day when the petals open up, but it is not a stunning plant. I do love the flowers in tea however. It is a nice calming cup of tea with a little bit of chocolate mint added to it.
One of my all time favorite flowers is the dianthus. I like the blooms a lot, but the real reason I love it is the scent. They have a subtle scent that wafts through the garden. When I smell it, my first thought is how wonderful the garden smells, then it hits me it is the dianthus scent. It smells a bit like cloves. I love its timing too. My Miss Kim lilacs hit you in the face with their scent and once they fade away the dianthus starts to bloom. I wish I had a scent like this that would last all summer long.