I took a trip back to my garden yesterday to see how things survived our recent frost...which seems funny to say since today it is predicted to be over 85 degrees. I am happy to report that I only lost 1 tomato plant and everything else was looking beautiful. Michael lost a few more tomatoes than I and a few strawberries though the strawberry deaths had some other cause. Alpine strawberries in my garden are producing many sweet berries and have actually become a little invasive in a nice sort of way!
I brought my digging fork with me with the intentions of removing my aspargus because it only makes a few small shoots then immediately goes to flower. After doing a little research I think I may have a female plant and she just wants to flower. I took a currant plant with me that I was going to replace the asparagus with, but as often happens in my garden I changed my mind once I was there. I planted the currant in a different spot and left the asparagus for now. It was suggest to me by Barbee that I should give my fork a name and she suggested 'Fred'. I had not really thought of that idea, but it makes sense that something so loyal and so strong and hardworking should deserve to have a name. Fred was stuck in my mind as I worked with him yesterday and now I can't think of any other name to call him...it is short simple and masculine...fits the billl, so Fred it is!
One other thing I saw blooming that I couldn't resist taking a picture of was this iris. I love how white it is and growing right by the French lavender...looks like I planned it! Most things that end up looking great in my garden are never planned just shear coincidence, and nice ones at that.
Another coincidence that I am liking is the pot on my deck that I put lettuces and bulbs together. The daffodils are finished blooming and now the alliums have started in. This has been a very pleasing mix to me and now I think I need to start harvesting some of that lettuce.