My front yard edible landscape is now in its second year. It's been interesting to see how the garden has reestablished itself compared to last year when every plant was young and fragile. The fun with last year's virgin soil was very few weeds and the plants only grew where I seeded or planted. This year, much weeding and transplanting of self-seeding annuals has happened but the joy is coming from seeing the blossoming of the perennials.
As an edible landscape, most of the perennials I planted last year were fruiting plants and the fruit yield was either low or nonexistent. Year two brings with it more established plants, and flowers - the precursor of fruit!
Both Black Lace elderberry bushes have flower clusters which will be pink when they open.
The Wolf Eyes Dwarf Kousa Dogwood is flowering, which is heartening in itself as it did nor fair well in the heat last year and I feared it had died over the winter.
I don't think it will produce enough fruit for me to harvest and use this year, but that will come.
Also new this year are my sage plants putting on a glorious blue show.
|This bee was quite the bully - anybody know what kind it is?|
This is one of the joys of gardening, watching your landscape change and grow. I wonder what it will look like in five, ten years time? It will be a pleasure to find out.
If you are interested in reading about and seeing pictures of my edible landscape, click HERE.
I have an exciting announcement about my garden which I will post later in the week, so check back then!