I feel like an enormous weight has been lifted off my shoulders. All three of our vegetable gardens are planted! We planted the usual - peppers, tomatoes, cukes, summer squash & zucchini, green beans, carrots, spinach, etc. I also tried a few new things. This is my first year for banana peppers. I love them on sandwiches - I hope they do well in our soil. Also fellow blogger Linda @ Life on a Colorado Farm graciously sent me four different types of dry bean seeds. One variety is" called Linda Sisco" - this seed originally traveled by covered wagon to Missouri around 1880. How cool is that?! Another variety was black turtle beans. I love to make bean soup - I hope these all do well. Thank you so much Linda :) I also planted turnips, huge pumpkins and basil from seed.
The boys wanted cantaloupe and watermelon so we planted a package of each and tons of sunflowers in the gourd garden. Now we pray for the right amount of heat, rain and good luck that it takes for the gardens to thrive :)
Another of my favorite flowers - the columbine. My variety happens to be purple. I guess It's obvious that I really like the color purple :) These surround my lilac tree and bloom just as the lilacs are going by. They are really lovely.
Off to a memorial service tomorrow for a great lady - my Mom's best friend for over 40 years. Definitely a relationship that epitomized what true friendship was all about. It will be a celebration of her life and we all have plenty to celebrate.
~Have a great weekend everyone ~