|Lisa, my sister, picks the |
first of the zinnias.
|An armload of zinnias. |
Potatoes in the foreground.
|In the background, a multi-tasking Bryan, a friend of mine,|
helps pick Sylvanberries,
Deanna, a co-worker from Sprague who
is now at McKay, checks the cauliflower in the foreground.
|The 2nd planting of cole crops has a few |
mature white cauliflower. Deanna is harvesting.
|Amy, a friend who is helping us out, |
picks Sylvanberries in the rain.
|One of the many passing rain clouds today.|
|Lisa is adding ferns to the flower mix. A new texture.|
|These ferns are leathery.|
|The spores on the back are dark and a little raised.|
|When the sun came out we could |
see the spores while looking at the front side.
|Lady's Mantle catches rain drops |
that bead up and glisten in the sunshine.
|Lisa, my sister, made a DELICIOUS pastry for our morning snack.|
|Pink Astilbe is ready for this week. |
Almost frothy looking.
|The rains came pouring down on my great nephew who lives here at The Farm. "Should I abandon my trike, or just put up my hood?"|
|"It's not letting up, heading for cover"!|
|That shower left big puddles.|
|Then the sun came out and the coats came off. She poses with a dahlia in hand and a nasturtium in her hair. |
She is my great niece who lives at The Farm with her little brother and baby sister.
|Blackcaps. Black raspberries.|
|Lemon balm is ready to harvest. |
Soon this will be in the boxes.
|Lovage is like an overgrown celery, much taller.|
Same flavors and can be used in much the same way.
|Sorrel. Soon making an appearance.|
|One of the first Echinacea, |
a.k.a. purple coneflower, to bloom this year.
|Lavender is beginning to bloom.|
|Ornamental allium (onion family flower) |
are beginning to burst out of their protective casings.
|A purple drooping allium flowers out.|
|Pink snapdragon. |
The lower right petal caught some rain.
|These seeds in their protective casings are on a "basket of gold" flower.|
|Dad planted this beautiful clematis by the entrance to the backyard of the house. I told him I loved it and he brought me my own. It is planted with a red rose and a white rose at my house. I have a living "flag" for the 4th of July. And memories.|
|Sweet peas are starting to bloom.|
|A golden hop adorns the little greenhouse.|
|Guess who hopped by to visit?|
|Twining morning glory start up the trellis. |
They all grow in the same direction when they climb.
|The bunny tail grass we planted along the |
walkway in the new raised beds is starting to bloom.
Doesn't it look like a little bunny tail? :)
|Lisa and I planted more things in the raised bed after the harvest boxes were picked up. These yarrow plants really wanted out of their 4 inch pots. Runners that would normally grow along the surface of the soil had headed DOWN.|
|More was added in, the late sun was shining, |
good times between sisters.
|Chocolate scented cosmos. |
Give them a sniff sometime.
|Lisa is forever on the move, |
shovel and plant in hand this time.
|These we purchased at Costco in a bag. Pretty!|
|More sweet pea colors.|
|Black hollyhocks bloom by our |
late Grandma Daisy's house.
|The underneath side of the orange drawer that won a spot in the flower garden. It was "repurposed" after the |
farmhouse bathroom was remodeled.
I wonder when Queen Lily Soap was popular?
|Lisa and I remember when these berry carriers |
were used on The Farm's strawberry fields of yore.
|Asian pears growing in the orchard.|
|It appears there will be an abundance of figs this year. |
Unless the birds win the battle.
|Apples growing in the orchard, too.|
|About 9:15 Tuesday night. Almost a "glow in the dark" picture. The clouds have thinned out.|