Don’t leave mirrors in the forest at ANY time. Or ANY kind of glass. It might not be a tinderbox when you do, but it will be one in summer. THINK, dammit.
And yes, I took it away.
As explained in a previous post, this year I ran netting across the entire top of the veggie garden, because the raspberries and blueberries had decided to produce fruit at the same time. A great benefit to me in many ways, because it’s made walking around the plot so much easier.
Evidently others have found certain things easier too. Continue reading “the battle continues”
This cat is bored with your concerns. Continue reading “From the world pool: July 22, 2017”
Garden netting is a pain in the ass to set up, but I do it every year because if I don’t, the birds get all the blueberries and raspberries, and after letting them have the cherries I draw the line. (I also like blueberries and raspberries a lot better than cherries.) Continue reading “Netting”
Today I walked the Well It Used To Be One Trail and the Well It Isn’t A Trail After All Diversion. It was fun. Continue reading “Bush-bashing”
It’s the photos that are oddities, not the plants. Though one of the plants is a bit of a puzzle too.
The flower is herb-robert, no confusion there.
But the green plant—that’s a mystery. This picture was taken when it was just starting to emerge. It pops up every year and produces clusters of long spindly stalks with tiny purple flowers, and the bees LOVE it. I’ve tried and tried, but I have not been able to identify it. The leaves are long and narrow and pointed, somewhat like lavender, but we have lavender sitting right next to it—it’s not that.The stalks all come up from the root in a bunch, without branching; the leaves are not opposed (and when it gets bigger the leaves are much more spread out on the stalk). It has no noticeable scent—not to me, at any rate. Obviously something draws the bees.
Everyone’s out and about early.