Garden at home
early- and mid-June, 2008
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- Mom: here's agapanthus. About 4' tall and in clumps - also about 3' - 4' wide. Some people call these derisively "freeway flower" since they are hardy and put up with unpleasant conditions. I don't like them but you see them all over. There is no reason for my antipathy. Like all prejudices, it has a dark, shadowy origin that doesn't bear close inspection. I suppose I just get tired of seeing it all the time.
- The bee home that Linda build - it's the wood hanging on the fence, in between nasturtium in bloom and lemon tree just past bloom.
- Bee home, closeup: you can see some of the holes are clogged? That means we have success and some native bees have moved in. I guess they lay eggs like so.
- Hydrangea from a friend; fennel from seed (now 5' tall).
- My life in the shade. Back patio.
- A clump of Orlaya
grandiflora, rare German wildflower that grows out front (not
accidentally; I did seed it)
- Orlaya grandiflora, bloom
- Orlaya grandiflora seeds forming
- A day's pickin's - sugar snap peas, spinach, lettuce. I had lettuce coming out of my ears but it was the best lettuce I ever had if I do say so myself.
Adirondack chair ... an inspired purchase ...
- Nothing beautiful is ever easy. A volunteer Orlaya grandiflora in a crack in the sidewalk
Marianne Mueller, email@example.com
Last modified: Mon Jun 23 20:52:30 PDT 2008