Tomorrow I am leaving for 12 days and will be offline, so this is my Adios! post to all my blogging friends.
I will miss my son and husband of course, but I am really torn about leaving my garden! I went around this morning before the hot sun came up, documenting its current state of affairs so that I can compare that to what I see when I get back home.
The front border is getting a little shaggy...but the hummingbirds are not complaining! The paper wasps nest under the eves continues to grow and is creeping out my son's friends...but we are unharmed in any way by the wasps, and I just think their paper nest is so cool.
The sweet peas are starting to flop over the wall, the way they are supposed to. They smell so good.
The perennial garden is blooming out pretty well, but there are still plenty of plants left to open.
Robert's garden...this is not the whole thing but it gives an indication of his gardening style. The newly sewn bed is more carrots. There is a new juicer in our future.
Note the weed bucket alongside the established carrot bed. I have filled it countless times.
And THIS is why I am sad about leaving. ("You reap what you sow, Mom", says my son darkly, disgruntled because I will not be in the kitchen for 12 whole days!) These are my "production flower beds" that are poised to explode with color while I am gone. I have caught up with the weeding and should have thinned the flower plants but that is hard to do because I don't know what half of them are. We used all kinds of seed mixes, leftover seeds, donated seeds, etc. But I do know the show is going to be spectacular.
Lots of flower fabrics and floral letters are going to be my harvest, too!
Those funny towering globes are last year's leeks going to seed. I left them in place for their visual charm, but it turns out they are a fantastic bee pasture, especially for honey bees.
Leek honey. Sounds charming, doesn't it?
So au revoir, mes amies! Catch you on the flip flop...and keep on enjoying your summer.