A garden gnome must have come by overnight and put up my pea trellis for me! Wow! (It was my husband.) But it was me who planted the squash and cucumbers this morning. I went ahead and hilled them this year, though I usually don’t. Its been so wet that I think they will prefer this.
These are beautiful Yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus) growing in a nearby wet-land. Unlike the Blue Flag Iris, which is native to the U.S. northeast, I. pseudacorus is a non-native, invasive plant. It is fast-growing and fast-spreading and can out compete other wetland plants, forming almost impenetrable thickets. http://aquat1.ifas.ufl.edu/seagrant/iripse2.html
The tomatoes are in the ground. 16 plants: 6 early girl, 6 supersonic, 2 red brandywine and 2 yellow brandywine. The ground still seems cold, but sun and warmer weather are forecast. I planted 6 eggplants in with the flowers in the border against the house, hoping they will stay warmer there.