This week in the garden:
There are cucumbers, cucumbers, and more cucumbers!
The peas are long done and the beans have taken over their tepee, growing right to the top and beyond.
and are juuust starting to produce.
Rosina's marigolds are planted in a protective wall around the vegetables and are doing a mighty fine job of keeping all the not-so-good-for-the-garden bugs away.
There are lots of peppers on their way.
The last of the garlic was pulled and is at this moment drying in preparation for winter storage.
I don't think I've mentioned it yet, but I'm trying the 'potatoes in straw' method this year. I'm still unsure about it (it just seems weird not having potatoes in dirt, you know?) but they seem to be growing. We'll see.
Meanwhile in the dye garden, the woad plants are getting big and I'm dreaming about blue yarn.
(and green yarn)
I love these delicate alkanet flowers – so small and velvety. Another month and they'll get pulled, the roots used for purple dye.
The cut flower garden is keeping the house well supplied in vases overflowing with fresh flowers. Don't you just love fresh flowers in the house? They always, always make me smile.
Oh! What a wonderful time of year it is in the garden!