I have mentioned the wild fruit growing on my plot before. Today as I walked around the plot I really noticed how many wild/native plants which are growing here. I saw lots of Salal, Oregon Grape, Elderberry and Salmonberries. Parts of the plot are a sea of blue Forget-Me-Nots!
Today I was really taken with the beautiful flowers on the Evergreen Huckleberry. This time of year they are covered in delicate pink flowers which in July will be full of lovely tart berries. I really like mixing them with blueberries and serving with slightly sweetened cream.
The plants in the greenhouse are starting to take off with the warmer days. I have flowers on my tomatoes and they are already over 12 inches tall! I am feeling good about the 2017 tomato crop.
I always start calla lily and begonia tubers in the greenhouse and they will be ready to go out in a couple of weeks. I love growing them this way as I get to pick the specific type and color I want.
Here are some other lovely things growing in the greenhouse now!
I enjoyed my first walk in the woods this Spring and it did not disappoint, the flowers are well and truly out and it reminds me that if I cannot be living on a farm in Italy this is not such a bad place to be.
This time of year you can see all of the wild berries in bloom. This reminds me that I must be better about remembering where these spots are so I can come back and harvest when they are ripe and full of fruit. I saw Salmonberries, Huckleberries, Oregon Grape, Elderberries, Salal and many more.
I also saw some amazing wildflowers as well. One of the most special Springtime plants we have here, in my opinion, is the trillium. I was lucky enough to see many of these and, as you see from the pictures, I was able to see a lovely pink trillium as well. I saw lovely patches of yellow viola and wild dicentra.
When you walk slowly and look closely you see such beautiful moss and ferns. The Pacific Northwest is truly a special place...