The garden is looking better than ever and I can't wait to show it off. I've been worried these stargazer lilies, which I'll be selling, would be past their prime by the time of the festival comes around. Now that I've moved them to the shade though they're growing slowly and should be looking and smelling incredible at the festival!
When the Phoenix canariensis (Canary Island Date Palm) I had for the past two years rotted out in the middle, I decided to replace it with something very similar but much better: Jubaea chilensis (Chilean Wine Palm). This palm is less susceptible to disease and will eventually become a 100-foot monster. When I saw this at Jungle Fever in Tacoma, I knew we were meant for each other. I also picked up a Musa sikkimensis and a Cornus capitata (Evergreen dogwood).
|Jubaea chilensis getting settled in its new home|
|Oregon Sugar Pod II Peas, planted on Feb 15th.|
My first year growing fava beans is turning out to be a success. I can't wait to try them!
One of the best things about June is the abundance of strawberries. If you don't grow them you're missing out. I potted up about a dozen starts of these June-bearing strawberries and will be selling them at the festival.