Experiential Gardener

Small lavender buds are forming!

Small lavender buds are forming!

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Some more pretty verbena flowers.

Some more pretty verbena flowers.

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A Mardi Gras rose that bloomed after the hail and rain storms on Monday.

A Mardi Gras rose that bloomed after the hail and rain storms on Monday.

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Desert Willow tree flowers.

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The first daylilies of the season. The Stella D'Oro are always the first to bloom.

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Mushrooms are popping up in the lawn as a result of the large amount of rain we received over the last week.

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A garden bed of squash with lettuce in the front, cabbages in the back and some bok choy between rows. We will be harvesting the cabbages from the winter soon to make more room for the squash.

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The first spring radish. This is a German Giant heirloom radish. It is super tender with a mild taste.

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A pretty yellow squash bloom in the rain. This is a female squash bloom. Notice how the ovary is in the form of a small, beginning squash. Female and male flowers form on each plant. They open in the morning and pollinators visit each flower and pollinate them.

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These German Giant hierloom radishes are ready to harvest. Radishes are perfect for a child's beginning garden because they grow so easily and quickly.

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