Do you know where this path will take you?
To the other side of this flower bed.
I found I was always cutting through this flower bed instead of going around it, so I decided to make a simple path across it.
The original design that I had in mind for this flower bed was for it to run along the side of the yard and then curve around and run out into the lawn. Then, as you came through the gate to the back yard, instead of seeing a big expanse of lawn, you would see this flower bed and it would lead you to the patio.
And it works, except when I am out and about in the garden, I don’t necessarily want to walk all the way around this bed to get to the other side, so I added the path today.
The path looks a litte stark right now and the plants around it are wilting in the mid-day sun, but once some flowers grow up around it, I think it will be mostly hidden, but still open enough for me to cross.
So many lilies (Zephyranthes) blooming at once, more than I’ve seen bloom together in a long time.
Are these rain lilies today, signaling that we are to get some much needed rain this evening, as forecasted? Or are these fairy lilies, beckoning all the garden fairies from near and far to come play in my garden tonight?
I hope they are a little of both.
I was out and about early this morning and this is what I picked today. I assume that everyone knows that early morning is the best time to harvest vegetables, as this is when the water content in the vegetables is highest. You can see that a few more zucchini escaped my attention and got quite big. I’m “backlogged” with zucchini squash and can’t eat them or give them away as fast as I am picking them. I’m going to get more aggressive tomorrow about giving them away.
I’m also getting several cucumbers each day. Home grown cucumbers, like home grown tomatoes, taste nothing like what you buy in the stores. But no one makes a big fuss over the cucumbers. Perhaps I’ll dedicate a post to cucumbers in the near future and make a big fuss over them myself.
After all, it does no good to point out where something is lacking (no one posts about cucumbers) without offering a solution (I’ll post about cucumbers).