Does anyone here share my other obsession of gardening? Indoor or outdoor, flowers or veggies, I would like to see your patch (if it’s the only houseplant you manage to keep alive, I’m still interested)
This is the current state of my back garden - it’s a work in progress:
Lovely! I never have any luck with veggies due to all of the blasted raccoons and squirrels in my neighborhood, but I always make sure to have a nice grouping of flowers out around my ginkgo tree by my front door. I’ll have to take a picture when I get home. Though, the extreme heat here in Georgia is starting to take its toll on everything.
I raided the alpine section of my local garden centre: sempervivum, leptinella “Platt’s black”, Ajuga “chocolate chip”, Erodium “reichardii album”, Sagina “lime moss”, and a creeping thyme that I had in a pot.
I think it’s a tree mallow - I should have cut it back in the spring but I didn’t, so it’s rather taken over.
Careful with this one! Ajuga can be mildly invasive if it gets in a yard and has a tendency to choke out plants. With that said, it is a very effective ground cover. One I really like is this plant.
I had a professor who said: “The best place to plant mint in the landscape is: next to the foundation of a house with a concrete trench around it 6 inches wide and 12 inches deep…”
Mint can be very invasive if it gets in a lawn. Lucky for you, it is in a raised bed!
That is the worst!
Just as good! As long as it is untreated. Sadly, some people will try to make them with treated lumber to prevent from rotting, but the treatment coating is actually bad for plants and can kill them when it leaches out in a rain.
There are sooo many good plants in that range! Sadly, I am Zone 5, so there are many plants I can recommend which you can grow, but I will have to keep in mind hardiness for any you recommend.
We have herbs (rosemary, mint, parsley, society garlic), a mango tree, and some weird hybrid citrus tree that used to be oranges (propagating orange trees usually means grafting them onto grapefruit root-stock. We didn’t trim it properly and these weird grapefruit-ish fruits ended up growing in through the root-stock), and a lot of non-food plants and vines and flowers (and lots of unintentional stuff, this is Florida, anything that doesn’t need a frost is practically climbing into your house).
The one I’m most proud of is my ginger root! I’ll try to get a pic ASAP, it’s been thunder and lightning almost every day.
Society garlic looks like grass, it tastes like garlic, but it doesn’t leave your breath all garlicky (hence the “society” appellation). I’ve cooked with it a bunch, and it’s really easy to grow, or, at least, down here it’s really easy. I’ve had the same “clump” for over 4 years.
I will get photos as soon as I can, but this summer it seems like the weather is actively trying to kill us.
It’s our garden ! Circa april/may. We harvested the radishes (right most side) soon after the picture was taken. We planted some onions but they did not grow ! Also, the lentils burned with the first heatwaves so we took those out also.
I feel like it is mostly a type of ground thing. If it likes were it is planted, I feel like it cannot die. But my mom, even though she’s a very good gardener, could never get one to grow, no matter how hard she tried.
With your blossomed onions, do you harvest the seed for next year?