I never would have believed that the gardens could bounce back after the terrible hail a few weeks ago. They now look like nothing ever happened except that the birdhouse got a fresh coat of purple paint.
Even the irises whose leaves were ripped to shreds,
put on a spectacular show.
This is one of the last of the season.
Now the daylilies and roses are starting to bloom along with new annuals, ready for the hot summer sun.
Speaking of hot, this is one of my new favorites.
Red Hot Poker ~ I just love it!
The vegetable garden revived too.
To our surprise, the dashed onions stood back up.
Turnips and beets and potatoes are also doing nicely.
Tomatoes are planted and starting to bloom. For now they are protected from the wind by the bottomless buckets.
We harvested a nice crop of broccoli & califlower
and even a few english peas.
The garden is in transition now.
The last of the lettuce let us know spring is coming to a close
and summer is starting with green beans sprouting.
It's been wonderful to see how life can be renewed even when we think there is little hope.
Behold, I make all things new.