The party’s over, the pace is slower, and my “baby” is transitioning from high school to college. Meanwhile, the gardens are transitioning from spring to summer.
My sunny “kitchen garden,” in particular, is beginning to make great strides. While I neglected the weeding for the past week or so, it’s encouraging to see that the Zinnias are about to bloom.
|Zinnia elegans 'State Fair Mix'|
The Tomatoes are full and setting fruit.
|Lycopersicon esculentum 'Better Boy'|
The Purple Coneflowers soon will be ready for cut-flower bouquets.
The Scallions planted around the perimeter of the garden to ward off rabbits (and to eat) are ready to harvest, and some are going to seed. I pull off the seed tops and sprinkle them nearby to encourage new onion sets.
|Allium (various varieties)|
The Cucumbers aren’t doing so well. This is the first year in a while that I’ve planted them. They got a late start, and now the heat might be holding them back.
The Drumstick Alliums soon will turn purple. They’ll make great cut flowers, too.
Oh, and the Liatris also will be exceptional additions to flower bouquets.
|Liatris 'Blazing Star'|
There are other highlights, too, but now it’s time for me to transition on over to pull out those weeds…