Growing veggies and flowers at home is going a lot better this year because May was exceptionally sunny. Looking at photos from the same time last year I can see that everything is about the same now, on June 5th, as it was a month later in 2021. However, it’s not only the weather to thank, it’s also that I didn’t get the greenhouse until June last year so couldn’t keep the seedlings there in May. Makes a lot of difference to have been able to do that now. The photo above is of the cute little Rhododendron I planted last spring. It started blooming 3 weeks ago and is still in full bloom.
If we start with the strawberries, all the plants that survived the winter are producing berries already.
This is the one that produced the most last year. Won’t be long now until those beauties start to blush… yummy 🙂
And the others are like this one. Last year they only produced a few berries, but looking better now!
Growing from seeds has been a total success this year. Herbs as well as veggies and flowers like peony, freesia, sunflowers and other annual plants.
Lovely cherry blossom! My tree is only two year old, but even though it’s tiny it bloomed beautifully in May.
I was excited last year, but I think my excitement is even greater now. I hope we get a good summer. The only challenge this spring has been making sure it doesn’t get too hot in the greenhouse. And we don’t use the words ‘too hot’ lightly in Iceland 🙂 The trick is to make sure to have the window wide open most of the day when it’s sunny, and door as well during the sunniest time.
Growing veggies and flowers at home, and being surrounded by all this beauty, makes life so much better! I’m extremely grateful 🌺
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