Needless to say, it is that time of year where every spare minute in the morning is spent outside pulling weeds, cutting grass, cleaning up whatever needs to be cleaned up... All I can say is I wish the grass would grow in the yard as well as it does in the garden! This morning I picked peas, again, and dug my onions. See the carrots behing the peas? And the grass in the peas?
The tommy-toes needed more tying up. It is exciting to see the little ones on the vines. These are the cherry tomatoes.
The yellow wax beans are almost ready to pick. This is the first year they have made it to the picking stage. The other time I grew them, I did not have a fence around the garden and so the rabbits or deer ate the whole crop. I think I got 3 beans.
The deer also ate my blueberry bushes down to stubs this last winter because I took the netting off them and did not get it back on fast enough. That was one of those weeks when I wasn't able to walk out there, let alone do any work. Oh well. So, this is the only bush they did not eat.
This fall I am going to have to build a net cage for the raspberries. I think I have gotten 4 raspberries this year. But, so what. Half the fun is just having the plants and thinking I am going to maybe get something to eat from them! The other half is knowing I have well fed birds, deer, and rabbits!
The deer have eaten most of my neighbor's hostas. So far, mine have made it this year - but this one was chewed to the ground last year. It has struggled to come back and even bloomed this year. I really didn't expect it to make it so I had planted a pansy there last fall. This is the combined bloom! A bigger blue hosta is only a couple of feet away. I have noticed a number of leaves coming down during the last couple of thunderstorms. This yellow leaf must have landed on the hosta last night. A yellow leaf! It isn't even officially summer! Wow!
Next, the lilies!