Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Spring Blooms #2

We are Zone 5, so it's interesting to watch the plants creep and then make a big leap. I compare notes in early spring with friends in different states and zones, and they are amazed how quickly we catch up to their zone once we start having heat. I also keep in touch with several wonderful women that I met on the Garden Web forum many moons ago, and they still read my blog after all these years. Blogging has really changed, but it's heartwarming receiving emails when you wonder who might be reading the blog. My blog is a journal for me, and I refer back to it often. 
 Back to the garden.....the Golden Dewdrop "Sapphire Showers" are tropical and will bloom until fall. I just love them and way they show off in the garden. This year I planted way too many poppy seeds, so it should be interesting having a back yard filled with poppies. 
Did you know that garlic leaves are delish? I learned this from Petra at Fruition, a knowledgeable farmer in the Finger Lakes. I picked some today, it has a delicious, young garlic flavor. After the plant is 8” tall, you can remove one leaf, per plant, per month. You can chop the garlic leaves up and put on your morning eggs, egg salad sandwich or whatever you please.

I started several plants by seed this year, and have put my babies in the garden and hope they thrive. I get so attached to them after giving them such TLC :-)

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. So funny..as I sowed poppies EVERYWHERE.. and only the few that love their spot seem to have come back..amongst my tomatoes:(I wanted them in a pretty spot..but 2020 is like no other yr right? Even in gardens.I remember your poppies all nestled prettily.
    Love sapphire showers..
    And I think..you would love String Of pearls succulents..indoors.I lucked out and found some.You need some:)
    Great flowers..and I have loved Baptisia for yrs as the bees love it too!

  2. I always enjoy your spring garden flowers after ours are long gone. It's like enjoying spring all over again. I don't think there could ever be to many poppies! Share pics.............

  3. Lots of pretty blooms...pansies are one of my favs!

  4. Beautiful blooms Deb, I hope your garden grows and thrives!

  5. Such lovely photos of the spring flowers. The flowers are gorgeous and you have the perfect eye for photography.

  6. Debbie, those sapphire and mango lassi are so pretty! I completely understand the attachment to anything you've nurtured!

  7. I haven't planted annual poppies in a while, just because I wanted my garden bed for cut flowers but I do love them! You will have so many pretty photos :) Sapphire Shower is gorgeous! I had to Google it as I wasn't familiar. Sounds like it gets pretty big which will be lovely. So happy to be gardening again also ♥

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