Late Spring Garden Tour


I know I missed sharing the best part of Southern California gardening with you but thankfully we have had a nice wet, mild spring and everything still looks gorgeous.  It wasn't until the last couple of days that true SoCal weather reared its ugly head.

We have had weeks of rain and temperatures in the 60's and I have to admit I was longing for a bit of good old West Coast sunshine.  This week has definitely reminded me to be careful what you wish for.  Ha! Ha!

So I thought if I was going to share the beauty of late spring and all that goes with it I had better hop on here and do it sooner rather than later.

This is my first year with the redesign of my potager garden and I absolutely adore everything about it.  The gravel pathway, the vegetable garden and the wild flower garden have brought so much joy and even though much of it is past its peak, I am truly ready to see what summer looks like in this space.

I've already harvested all the lettuce, broccoli and radishes.  The garlic was pulled up just a couple of weeks ago.  The tomatoes are coming on strong as are the cucumbers.  I just put in watermelon, zucchini and pumpkins so the next round of veggies is in the ground.  There is still so much more to come and my plan is to share a bit with you each week.

Is your garden just coming on or has it been going strong for awhile now?  I love how each region is just a little different.  I'd love to hear what's blooming in your neck of the woods.

xo, Patty

I put together a little tour of my backyard garden on my YouTube channel.  I'd love to have you subscribe.



  1. Patty, You certainly have a green thumb. I loved seeing all the flowers. It sounds like you have also grown some good foods for your table. My daughter Karen is a good gardener too. It is fun to see her veggies lined up on the counters. Blessings to you sweet young lady,, xoxo, Susie

  2. I have sure enjoyed your gardens this year! I'm so glad your vision is coming to life. :)

  3. WOW, we are just having blooms in our garden and can't wait to have veggies. Loved your garden tour.

  4. Patty,
    Your Garden photos are breathtakingly beautiful!
    We have had an excess of rain this Spring, and the Garden has thrived.
    Like you with your SoCal weather, I'm waiting for the heat of Summer
    to consume it all into shades of brown. . .but for the time being,
    I will savor every green blade of grass and vegetation.
    Vegetables are extremely difficult to grow on the Prairie.
    Our attempt at Spinach was a disaster.
    The zucchini shows promise. . .time will tell.
    The Herb Garden, now into contained planters is doing well.
    Keep the inspiration coming!


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