Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Finally, I can show you a few garden updates. Above is the newest flowerbed, and this year it seems to be coming into its own. It's a mix of perennials and annuals, and a lot of the flowers here came from my sisters' gardens. Ignore that pigweed in front of it! I'm letting that grow until tomorrow, when I'll harvest it for greens. I know it's a weed but my goodness it's delicious. I don't mind it being in the gardens for a bit in the spring.
I caught this bumblebee in mid-flight as I was preparing to photograph this lemon lily.
Volunteer daylilies and annual hollyhocks rub shoulders along the wall by the root cellar. This is a catchall garden--I fling weeded stuff up there, and dump dirt, etc when I'm cleaning out the gardens so it's always interesting to see what survives. There is a peony in there, and I think some iris and once a chrysanthemum surprised me.
No more vegetable garden pics this time around--I'll try to take some soon. The tomatoes are all staked now thanks to Larry's hard work, and even the late garden--the one we wait until June to plow because of its heavy clay soil--is planted. Everything is finally caught up. It's been a difficult year for planting, but now we can slow down a bit and hopefully start harvesting a little more of our work.