We’ve enjoyed an impressive harvest from a very small and unkempt patch of fava beans again this year. i just love these beans! They’re so delicious mixed salad-style with cherry tomatoes cut in half. …and with new potatoes, onions, zucchini…anything you have growing in your garden at the time, really….because whatever grows together goes together! [. . .]
I have not noticed before how the centers of some hollyhocks have a perfect star embedded inside them! It has been a very busy summer here in the garden. Stop and smell the flowers…..or at least look at them!!…really look at them! Hollyhocks are an edible flower and there are so many different types and [. . .]
There have been loads of blueberries on the bushes this summer! This is the first time that they’ve produced in a meaningful way since I planted them a few years ago (ie: lots to eat now and more to freeze)….and they’re so delicious. The caterpillar plague of spring/summer 2012 brought many of the creepy crawlies [. . .]
So much has happened in the garden and I haven’t been posting here on the blog for such a long time…and I just don’t know where to start. So maybe I’ll just stop and smell the flowers. This little white clematis has been blooming for a while now and it smells amaaaazing. [. . .]
Caterpillar with Lady’s Mantle. Caterpillar on Peony Bud. Holy kamoley! Two months since I’ve last been here and posted. yikes. And since then, the caterpillars have eaten up all the alder tree leaves. They have a voracious appetite and there are zillions of them. (literally) (no kidding) They’ve taken over Mayne Island. After they finished [. . .]
Easter Egg Radishes The Easter Bunny would love these nice green tops. I hope he didn’t visit the garden last night!