(Click on link to see what it looked like at the end of May).
On the day of my convocation, June 2, my mom and I turned the earth, bought 8 bags of topsoil and turned it in, and planted lettuce, peas, chard, radishes and wildflowers.
Do you remember the plants that I was asking about last time? The ones that had the tiny ball-seed things? This is what they look like now:
They look quite ugly right now, but I don't actually mind because I know what they are now - they are creeping bellflower. It is a highly invasive plant so I will have to watch it carefully, but it looks like this when it is flowering:
One of the plants really perplexed me. It grew rapidly, and the shoots were red-purple in color. Eventually I realized that it is a peony plant, however. This is what it looks like now:
As I mentioned above, I planted some garden plants with my mom as well. So far there is no sign of the chard or wildflowers, but the peas, lettuce and radishes are coming up nicely.
Finally, the yard itself has been giving us some treats to look at!