|Bad garlic gardener!|
I harvested the seven bulbs that were discernible, and they are not the best examples I've seen, some small and misshapen and one separating, which I think means it was ready to grow into new plants. I just might plant the cloves from that one, and enjoy "green garlic" later this season.
Today I broke down and bought sprinklers. That is not my favorite way to water, but I just can't face another summer standing in the yard, hose in hand. Several years ago, I purchased some irrigation equipment which I never set up. While I'm figuring out that, the garden will get showered.
On a happier note, I took a closer look at the Meyer's lemon.
|Look! See! TWO fruits and a new blossom!|
A week or two ago, I stumbled upon a gardening show that had a short segment on a Meyer's lemon. The one in the show was 3-4 feet tall, and the host discussed removing suckers to maintain the single trunk. He also snipped each tip to encourage branching. I'll have to remember that when mine gets a little bigger.
I've been trying to photograph the meadow, to show you its splendor - yarrow, bee balm, milkweed, sunflowers, crocosmia, coneflower, daisies, etc. - but I'm not able to capture its essence. Here are a couple of up close and personal shots, though.
|Volunteer from under the bird feeder|
|LOTS of bees in the meadow|
Finny Knits recently provided a video tour of her garden. I may steal that idea in the future, but right now I would be too embarrassed to show you all the weeds. It looks quite wild out there.