My 11 a.m. stints of watering and weeding are always accompanied by the smoky smell of delicious barbecue. Kenny’s Smokehouse on the corner benefits from the stand-still heat of a D.C. summer. Both Capitol Hill and Eastern Market residents can smell the sweetness hanging in the air as soon as they step outside.
This calla lily is a tropical variety. I bought and planted it as a bulb. When it blooms, it will be white and pink. I keep it slightly shaded under the stairs.
My other calla lily (purple) is sandwiched by two transplanted tomatoes.
At the Eastern Market last weekend, I saw radishes that were as big as tomatoes. I want mine to be like that, but I think growing them too close together in a container was detrimental.
I transplanted my six tomato plants and will stake and tie them as soon as the flowers form. I found online that waiting until flowering makes sure that the stems are strong enough to be tied to the trellis.
My lavender is blooming for the first time.
Two pots of basil will provide lots of pesto and Italian summer food.
Look at how many chicks my Hen has had!
My sister and I used to make mini ballerina dolls with hollyhock flowers and toothpicks.
My beets are planted directly into the ground, not in containers. I love beets, especially my Cronbaugh family’s pickled beets. So I am excited to try my grandma’s recipe with my own beets this year.
Some red onions.
We actually don’t remember the name of this flower. But Trev bought it, and it has spread and grown like crazy since last year.
The yellow daylily has bloomed a few times. Here it is with another one on the way.
And the cats have a plant of their own. Cat grass is just a green grass that is supposed to support digestion and provide a more natural environment for indoor cats. They are really bad at taking care of it though, so we have to keep it outside
Probably because they spend the whole day like this.