I'm off to my high-school reunion today (20 years?!?!? How did that happen??), so instead of writing about food I quickly share some photos of our beautiful garden taken during the last few weeks.
Whereas I'm bossing around the kitchen these days, my dear K. is in charge of the garden. We have a very young garden - only established in 2009-2010. Last year K. submitted the garden to a major gardening competition, organised by the biggest selling monthly, Kodu & Aed. And we won the coveted main title :) Mind you, K. submitted the garden to the "Young Garden" competition category - most of the planting was done just a year or two earlier, so it's nowhere near the fully established garden. However, the jury liked the design and the ideas, the neat vegetable garden and the cool Coolaroo sun-shade and the chicken in an urban backyard and the fact that everything was designed to be enjoyed by the family (especially the children) and/or used for cooking purposes. And decided to give us the main price :)
Anyway, here are some pictures from May 2012, starting with the most recent ones:
Decorative apple "Liset" (31 May 2012)
Lilac "Catherine Havemeyer" (31 May 2012)
A gorgeous flowering quince that bears wonderful edible fruits (see here and here; do not confuse with "regular" quince, which also grows in our garden; 31 May 2012).
Spiraea cinerea (31 May 2012)
(20 May 2012)
Cushion Spurge (20 May 2012)
(20 May 2012)
Umbrella plant aka Indian rhubarb (20 May 2012)
Bergenias (20 May 2012)
(14 May 2012)
Forsythia (14 May 2012)
(2 May 2012)