Tuesday, June 26, 2007

in the vegetable garden

garlic cress
green courgette
tomato
tomato
sugar-snap pea
broad bean
rocket
runner bean, not quite flowering yet.

18 comments:

Matron said...

What lovely flowers! I've never heard of garlic cress.. where did you get the seeds?

Anonymous said...

Very nice photos, Claire.

Regards, Gary

I Was Born2Cree8 said...

Very pretty as always, Claire. Hope all is wonderful with you.

Alice

clairesgarden said...

Matron, garlic cress cna be found here http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Peltaria+alliacea
sorry I don't know where the seeds came from, I was given a handfull of plants from my friends organic market garden and I have never been able to grow any from the seeds I collect, so I have hardly any left and they look like they might not grow back again.
Gary, thankyou!
Alice, I thought they were pretty too, and hopefully each one will grow into something edible!

tlc illustration said...

I've never heard of garlic cress before either. Please report on how well you like it.

Scarlet runner bean flowers are one of my favorite ones to eat. (They make a tasty and lovely contrast in green salads). Our local hummingbirds seem quite fond of them as well.

Naturegirl said...

A wonderful way to look at and post vegetables! :) NG

grannyfiddler said...

summertime, and the livin' is easy.... hmmm mmmm m mmm mmmm....

Anonymous said...

Especially exceptionally excellent photos today, Claire! (Wildside, 'cause for some odd reason I can't email you at the moment...)

clairesgarden said...

Tlc, the garlic cress is fab, I am a bit worried it might not keep going. I use the leaves and little flowers in salad all the time, very flavoursome.
Nature Girl, well the flowers are so pretty, and every one(hopefully) will turn into something yummy.
Grannyfiddler, well I have just come inside to avoid the pelting rain. . . but yes, its a far nicer place to sit and contemplate in the summer.

clairesgarden said...

Wildside, I hope you can get your e-mail fixed, computers are great when they are working. but more time to spend in the garden if they don't?

Anonymous said...

In the garden? You betcha! :-) Mine's gone amok!

(Nice photos of Robbie too...)

--Wildside

I Was Born2Cree* said...

WILDSIDE!!! Great to see you left a comment here. I miss seeing you... it's been way too long and I've often thought of you and wondered where you went. If you see this, please drop by my blog and say HI. Even drop me an email, you'll find the addy on my blog.

Alice

Sara said...

What beautiful vegetable plant flowers. thanks for sharing their beauty which can be overlooked in the busy preparation for the vegetable harvest.
Sara from farmingfriends

bonnie said...

Be they in Scotland or in Canarsie, Brooklyn - Pea flowers are amazingly pretty little things!

clairesgarden said...

Sara, I think they're beautiful, and I see in my minds eye the lovely grub that will follow!
Bonnie, the peas will be pretty too. and yummy.

primrozie said...

Scarlet runners are a favorite of mine too. I grow them for the hummingbird attraction.

clairesgarden said...

Primrozie, shame we don't get the pretty little hummingbird here.

Kerri said...

A very creative post Claire. The song, "Everything is Beautiful" is running through my mind after seeing all these lovely vege flowers :)