Trivium Pursuit

Garden Progress

Dill — this is for the Monarch caterpillars.

Purple coneflower (Echinacea) — I also have coneflowers in white, red, and green.

Common sage — we also have tricolor sage, golden sage, and purple sage.


My favorite vegetable to grow — lettuce. Unfortunately, “THEY” won’t eat my lettuce. “THEY” prefer packaged store-bought lettuce — the kind all cut up and brown.

Asparagus — Ava and Helena cook this with beef stock and it’s delicious.

New strawberry plants.

One of Helena’s flower beds.

Looking towards the south in the back yard.


Delphinium — we hope to show this at the Mercer County Fair.

Pulling the old flowers off the chives.

Helena’s back flower bed.

12 Responses to “Garden Progress”

  1. Jessica Says:

    Your gardens are beautiful and they are very inspiring!

    I thought the Monarch caterpillar lived on milkweed?

  2. Christine Says:

    Hi Laurie!

    Your lettuce is beautiful! I’d love some, and I have the perfect homemade dressing for it!

    From the pregnant lady whose cravings have changed from eggrolls (which my dear husband treated me to tonight), over to salad, cucumbers, radii, & celery…

  3. Christine Says:

    P.S. I can get to your website again!

  4. Melody Says:

    Your gardens look great! Part of me wishes I still had a garden, but it was so much work with so little to show for it in the end. (We found out that a gravel road used to cut across our back yard right where we had our garden!)

  5. Perla Sarmiento de Adams Says:

    Hello Laurie,

    Your lettucce look very beauty and delicius. I wish be there and make me a salad with it.

  6. Laurie Bluedorn Says:

    You’re right! Dill attracts the swallowtails — which are similar in appearance to the monarchs. Laurie

  7. Hans Says:

    I’m not picking any of that.

  8. Ava Says:

    Hi mom. I like lettuce!

  9. Anna Royer Says:

    Mrs. Bluedorn, I think the Delphinium are beautiful, blue flowers are my favorite.

  10. Kristin Carr Says:

    I think that I would like the lettuce, I just wouldn’t like the asparagus. :-P

  11. Christine Says:

    Hi Laurie,

    Sounds like you need Hans to pick a bunch of stuff from the garden and have a salad party!!! I’ll bring the dressing.

    Love in Christ,

    P.S. I can now access your blog & comments, no problem through both IE & Foxfire. I did have to clear out my cookies & history earlier today to be able to.

  12. Perla Sarmiento de Adams Says:

    The columbine are very nice, I really like this flower.

    ps: I am using IE,