1. Poppy pods.
2. Hemerocallis ‘flaming sword’
3. Cosmos ‘purity’. I can’t stop taking images of this plant. It’s providing sooo many blooms!
4. Filependula. A gift from my friend Paula….2 tiny plants struggled along but this year it is robust and gave me 5 blooms.
5. Sweet pea ‘cupani’. Still not a satisfactory image but I was too tired to keep trying. I’ll try another day
I had to turn on the soaker hoses to water ALL brassicas, chard, zucchini, beans.
I had to water by hand, that is….lugged buckets/watering can (hose #2 doesn’t reach these:) to sunflowers in various locations….kohlrabi, turnips, rutabaga, beets, carrots, basil, pumpkin and a tomato in a container.
Used second hose to water some hostas, LARGE Container Garden and yet another tomato in a container.
I’m surprised how well the major tomato patch does without any watering. Yes, it is mulched with that breathable, allows-water-to-seep-in, black sheet mulch…. but still. I’ll have to stick my hand under there and down into the bed to see if it is indeed, still moist.
I staked sunflowers.
Did a bit of hand weeding. The strawberry plants are nicely weeded and I ‘located’ runners that have started. They’re very cooperative.
Found the top of another raspberry cane gone victim to Raspberry Cane Borer. Cut and burned it.
I think I’m going to have to start harvesting garlic tomorrow. I can’t believe how early it’s ready.
Globe Thistle / Echinops 'ritro' Blooming
Filependula 'Rubra' Blooming
Cosmos 'purity' Blooming
had to update this image.
Sweet Cicily Seeding
SWEET PEA 'Mam. Mx' & cupani Blooming
this is ‘cupani’
Veronica 'red fox' Blooming
Veronica spicata ssp. spicata
Cimicifuga Black Cohosh Blooming
filled in nicely with impatiens, coleus, viola, cosmos, petunia, calendula etc.
Cucumber Beetle Growing
on zucchini leaves
Johnny Jump Up Blooming