A GBBD after the storm

Nature has its own timing, and sometimes collapse with ours.  Last weekend I was preparing the post for May Dreams Gardens November's GBBD, to share images of what's on the garden and potager, but since last Saturday with have had days of violent storms with heavy winds and rain, that stopped just yesterday evening.  As usual, the calm comes after the storm, and I adventure myself out to do the damages report and also take some pictures to include in this post.  Fortunately,  despite the violence of the weather of past days, the gardens were not badly damaged but are overwatered, so we hope for few days of sun to dry the ground.
early in the morning after the storm
I am learning to garden in "the second spring", as the locals call the autumn season, with many plants coming out of dormancy after the long and dry summet, flowering profusely.  The mini herbs garden is doing well, with some new addings for color notes.

In the potager, my "husband's territory", an ecosystem using permaculture techniques, there are planted winter veggies for the kitchen-garden: seasonal salads, peas, garlic, onions, leeks, artichokes, coliflowers, radish, etc., all varieties well adapted to the climate here.

Let me introduce you to a one of the new projects he is working on: A design of mobiles greenhouses for tender plants, or in this case baby trees.  This is one of the first prototypes, with wheels. More news to come.

I opened a new area for more herbs and medicinal plants that I need to have at hand, such as Perilla frutescens also commonly known as shiso, perfect for alergies.

Perilla frutescens
There is a spot to take our time to see them growing,

But we are still in time to plant some more, so we will be visiting the local farmer's market next weekend, maybe there will be more plantlets to take home.

There is more, but that will be for the next GBBD, so I leave you with some touches of color from flowers of plants were already in the garden and others I planted.

Pennisetum setaceum "Fireworks"
Lavándula angustifolia



Iris pseudacorus
Lantana camara


Andrea said…
Hi, it's amazing how despite the big differences in climatic conditions, we have many plants in common. But we don't have that cayuga, it is so lovely on a dishgarden like that. It can even be brought to the office table. We are now approaching the dry season, and grasses and weeds will all turn brown. But our perennial plants will be blooming still.
lula - botanical photography said…
Apologies, there is atypo in the caption of one image: is cayuna (local spelling) calluna vulgaris, not cayuga. Sorry!
Yes, it is true Andrea, but also that we tend to cultivate plants that we like and adapt to our areas with different luck. I must admit sometimes I am taking by plants I see in nurseries that might not be the completely right ones for where I live, but I need them, at least one!
Anonymous said…
I love this tour of parts of your garden - and the mini-cloche on wheels!