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The World’s Smallest Pea Patch is getting an upgrade this year (and no, I’m not changing its name, even though it no longer is true). But isn’t this sharp:


I have one more to install, giving me three 4x4ft raised beds. The first one is nearly full of perennials already. I transplanted in the strawberries, rhubarb, and all the perennial herbs. The weather obliged by providing a week of cool damp for them to recover. There’s enough room left for some annual herbs.

The beds came with trellises, yet to be added. I foresee tomatoes (of course!), and runner beans, and cucumbers, and peppers… What else? I have more and nicer garden space than previously, though not enough for melons or corn. What should I grow? Heirloom varieties preferred, and I get a lot of the basics from my CSA.

I also upgraded the flowers.


That planter won’t easily go on the wall I’d intended it to occupy, so I put it out by the mailbox instead.

It was a bad year for tulips, but is going to be a great year for roses.


This one trails across the tops of the rhododendrons, and has entirely covered them in rosebuds. I think it approves of last year’s major pruning of the things around it.

Speaking of rhododendrons…


Neither new nor flowering, but who can resist dogs in armor?


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