The business and busyness of school has started. But that’s boring. So let’s talk about something else. Here’s a little photo catchup.
Scores of bees have been visiting the gardens. This photo was taken on P’s birthday when we took our birthday breakfast out to the patio and welcomed the day with the bees merrily collecting the nectar and pollen. This striking flower is the Diablo Cosmos from See*d Savers. They were planted in a sandy, barren patch of sand and they’ve put forth weeks of prolific blooms. They’d look a lot nicer if I cared enough to deadhead them, but I don’t have time for fussing. I’ll grow these again.
Speaking of the patio/pergola, here it is, ready for a dinner with some friends. Lovely, isn’t it? Next year it will be covered with hop vines.
The garlic was harvested late. And then it sat curing in the garage for months. I finally got around to cleaning it a few weeks ago. Disease damaged many of the heads (not sure what it was yet), but they’re still edible. Last year we grew enough to last us the entire year. This year we’ll probably fall short. So it goes.
Here’s the seed garlic, all ready to go back into the ground in about a month. I do think I got enough seed garlic. Thank goodness!
I made another pillowcase for a birthday present. Isn’t it cheerful?
Well, that’s enough procrastinating for now. Back to the homework!