Yarrow blooms always remind me of hot weather. And our yarrow is loving the heat!
Picked a handful of strawberries from our garden today 🍓😀 #growfood
Flower of an insulin plant.
The Most Radical Caterpillar Design I’ve Ever Seen!
from Make It Jake https://makeitjake.tumblr.com/post/620216448862896128
I’ve been spending most of my time in the garden lately 🥰
June 6, 2020: Things that are blooming or almost blooming. Calendula. Borage. Cucumber. Comfrey. Carrot that I’m hoping to collect seeds from. Volunteer marigold.
Are you really a witch if you don’t have a technically illegal garden
orchid keiki i took from my work, three months later and it’s blooming!
It was a real struggle to get out today. Haven’t been sleeping well. I’m having a hard time letting my kids out since that episode at the farm. SAD and PTSD set in almost same time so my boat was riding pretty low in the water. I could not bear going out in the garden to see what the newest destruction was. So I didn’t look. I avoided places I knew were going to be trouble. I filled my basket with artichokes, rhubarb and roses.
I lingered under the plum tree and savored the handful of lingon berries and raspberries I picked. I let me gaze just rest on the Jerusalem roses and tried to pull inward to block out the noise of the protest in the city. I watched the fog give way to the storm clouds hurrying through patches of blue and I decided to plant one more time. So I manured the bed, pulled two tubs of pole beans I was going to send off to Kat and set about, one hand after another then again with lettuce that had been forgotten in a flat. When the storm came, I let the tears mingle with the raindrops. I just stood there until I was soaked but yet cleared of all the negative feelings that had been building over the course of the week. There was no more fight trying to keep the good in the front, it all just became one and then went away. I gathered up my harvest basket and came inside. The dread and tightness, the fear and anxiety seem to have departed.
I had just stuck a few roses in a coca cola bottle and set in the window when some stragglers from the protest tried to enter the side gate of my garden. I will admit, the peace that I had was fleeting as I turned in to a rabid, protective animal, barking one syllable commands:NO! STOP! GO!GO! NO!. My eyes were probably bugging out of my head and more than likely looked as crazy as I felt. They backed off, confused, annoyed, and went back down towards city center. I don’t know their business, why they thought they could enter but the anger was so consuming there was no space for good manners on my part. Now I understand the reasoning why fences are going up like fortress barricades in my neighborhood at such a rapid pace. I don’t want to barricade. I just want peace of mind not giving piece of mind. I don’t want to be combative. I am a country person that is not adapting to city living and I don’t know as my little chickens can help.
I have a new waterer for the chick babes. Its a gravity fed disc with a lipped bowl on the bottom. It stays cleaner and so far they haven’t figured out how to dislodge it. I am trying to handle them more because when I set them free into the bigger enclosure, they will not be as easy to handle without chasing them down and I’m not going to do that. I know they can move faster than me and I don’t want them to know that! Training them to come when I call for treats.
#BlackLivesMatter #GardenersForBLM #HorticulturistsForBLM
We are slowly getting back into the saddle! As many Washington counties slowly move into Phase 2 opening, the blog will start to warm back up in posting it’s regular content as many garden nurseries open back up, or are increasing the amount of customers allowed on their premises. Thank you everyone for your patience through these uncertain times.
Idk if “identifying seeds” is a thing, but!
I live in eastern Florida and these two seeds somehow made it into the birdbath in my backyard. I thought they’d drown, but they actually started sprouting(?)! There’s been so much rain that the water doesn’t go stagnant and it’s Florida, so plenty of sunshine.
Im curious to see how far they get, and what they’ll turn into! They’re reddish brown in color, smooth, and about the size of corn kernels, if slightly longer.
(Oh also the only plants near it is an oak tree, aside from my boring lawn)