Tending The Sunflowers

The mammoth sunflowers I planted in May have really taken off! We think the one nearest to the house has hit nine feet. And, while that one seems to be done growing, the other nine continue to ascend. I don’t know if they’ll reach…

The Puzzle That Is Tansy

Have you heard of Tansy? It’s a pretty perennial herb that grows about three feet tall and is often seen along roadsides. I have it growing in my backyard, thanks to a neighbor who has generously gifted me plants from her garden over the…

Turnip time

I’d never planted turnips before this year. Heck, I’d never even eaten a turnip before! But, this spring, I thought I’d give them a try. Now they’re ready, and I had to look up recipes last night to figure out what to do with…

First monarch of the season

So excited to see a Monarch butterfly in my front garden yesterday! Of course, it was on the milkweed. Let’s hope this is the first of many such visitors!

It’s Harvest time

Things are moving along quickly in the garden. Previously, we’d had only radishes and lettuce and one lone turnip to sample. Now, things are kicking into high gear with the summer squash appearing and maturing at an astounding rate. And, while we lost a…