Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June Lushness

I am back from Michigan and happy to report that the little garden plot here back east is doing great, thanks in no small part, I am sure, to the attention and effort of my wonderful neighbors while I was gone. Mustard, stocks, and California poppies (Eschscholzia californica) are blooming already, and the opium poppies have grown nice and fat and will hopefully soon send up buds as well.

 My garden patch as seen from one end

Seen from the other side, with the opium poppies filling up the nearer of the two raised beds

A first harvest - mint for tea, some lemon balm to be dried for later use, and lettuce for lunch

The heat-loving things like eggplants and melons have not grown that much yet but they are so far healthy and sturdy, so hopefully as the summer heat settles in they will pick up the pace and grow to fill up the space that will eventually be vacated by these spring and early summer flowers and crops.

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