Last year’s garden

Well, apparently I did not blog at all last year. I meant to. I really did. But I didn’t. Since I was so remiss, here are the highlights.

I started two types of cherry tomatoes from seed: sungolds (orange, hybrid) and coyotes (yellow, heirloom). They were delicious and the coyotes were ridiculously prolific. Unfortunately they are a bit too much for my small garden.

A plastic container half filled with yellow and red cherry tomatoes.

I divided a lot of perennials and all of the divisions I kept did quite well. It’s the first time I divided some of these plants, and I’m pleased with how they did. It turns out plants can take a lot.

We had a heat wave and drought and several of my plants (thyme, Agastache Morello, and a hot pink yarrow) did not survive that. They were all new, but I’d like to try again with them, since thyme is delicious and the yarrow and agastache were gorgeous.

Two plants in containers have bright pink flowers. The plant on the left has tube shapped flowers while the one on the right has umbel shaped flowers.

I got a clematis (The President) that just kept going, producing 3 rounds of flowering (of 1 or 2 flowers each, but it was the first year in my garden.

The bluestar I have (Amsonia Blue Ice) looked fantastic and is really filling out.

I grew borage for the first time, mostly for the bees. I… will not be doing that again.

My bee balm did really well.

Be balm flowers are soft pink and look like a muppet hairdo. In the right bottom corner is a bright pink echinacea flower with it's petals pointing downwards.

I’ve got some exciting plans for this year’s garden, and maybe I’ll even remember to post about them!