This post is in response to the Six on Saturday garden photo challenge hosted by The Propagator.
Our irises seem to be at their peak right now. Driving to the house the other day, I was really happy to be greeted by all these irises.
Just a short while ago, I saw that the peony bush was full of buds about to open. Then, two or three opened. Now, it is full of big open blooms with frilly interiors. I didn’t frame this photo as accurately as I wanted, because of the sun blacking out my phone, but you can still see it’s a big, healthy bloom.
Our white azalea is also fully bloomed out. I don’t think it did quite as well last year.
This is an unusual place to see a flower, but this is our chives in the herb garden. We have been buying some grocery store herbs still, because some of our plants are too small to harvest. We have plenty of chives now though. I love being able to go out to the garden and trim some for the recipe I’m making.
Italian flat leaf parsley is really great for a lot of recipes too.
There’s a trend for a new style of salad with watermelon, feta cheese and fresh mint. It may sound odd, but the combination is really tasty. I made a salad like that with our fresh mint last spring and may need to do that again.