This weekend we did a second pick of the green beans which are still flowering. I plan to use the beans in a summer salad for dinner with a friend on Wednesday. The first batch was quite good so I have high hopes for the salad.
The tomato plants that went in at the same time as the green beans are still not producing many blooms. I suspect the late frost may have taken its toll, but as there are a few blooms, I'll give it them a couple more weeks before clearing out the plants. The potted black cherry tomatoes are coming along, although still no blooms. I think I might have to actually read something about growing tomatoes as I am told they are easy to grow and I seem to have some tomato growing deficiency.
Thankfully my de bourbonne cucumbers have boomed thus demonstrating I am not a total failure at gardening. Can't wait to turns these babies into pickles!
The parsley and rosemary in the ground continue to flourish. And in the interest of attempting to expand into flowers, I planted this
Under the mulch is about a foot of stones from the former owner's rock garden (it was truly hideous!). As very little grows in the area, I decided to try a pot of bougainvillea (new river) in the back, some angelonia in the middle, and a few celosia in the front. As the front two are annuals in Florida, I can replace with the seasons. We'll see how this experiment goes as I am known for killing the most of hardy of flowers and have less tolerance for my non-edible plants.
Next week - maybe one more attempt at flowers.