I'm heading on over to a wrung sponge for the Sunday Garden Stroll. In the meantime, take a look at the East garden these days:
In the South garden, Lucia's sweet-pea tent is flourishing:
And lo and behold, there are actually sweet-peas growing:
Lucia doesn't care too much for vegetables and salad-like ingredients unless they're actually growing in the garden. Several times a day, she clamors, "More nasturtium please!" and cheerfully munches on the spicy leaves of our nasturtium plants. She is going to enjoy picking her own cucumbers, too:
Unedible but fascinating to Lucia are the ginger-scented geranium and the orange coleus:
The orange coleus was a plant Lucia picked out herself. When I pointed out to her that the plant was getting bigger, she said, "The plant wants to stay little." That was a telling comment, I thought.