A Close-Up View of the Garden

Snow peas blooming


In late April, I posted about planting peas.

Planting Peas


I was worried that I hadn’t gotten them in the ground early enough. A couple weeks later, we had a huge spring snowstorm on Mother’s Day weekend. This week we’ve had temperatures in the 80s and 90s. The peas are hanging in there, though, thanks to regular watering… Peas blooming in the garden


…and a dense planting arrangement around a willow trellis. Peas on a willow trellis


Despite the heat, the peas are forming. Growing snow peas in the garden


I love the way my camera helps me focus on small details. It’s amazing to see the baby pea pod emerge from the blossom.

Baby snow pea pod emerging

We should be able to start picking a few peas later this week, a thought that brings me no end of joy.

How about you? What do you have coming up? I’d love to hear how your garden is growing in this lovely month of June.


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Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

2 thoughts on “A Close-Up View of the Garden”

  1. Love the way you set up your peas!

    Growing in my garden are strawberries, Chamomile, radishes and nasturtiums!

    Happy gardening!

  2. We have strawberries, lots of mint, and just transplanted a bunch of irises. I’d love ideas for other edible perennials that will thrive here in Colorado.

    Here’s a peak at our garden: http://everydaymindfulliving.com/working-in-the-garden-planting-irises/


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