Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Things

John was contemplating cutting down this old honeysuckle bush - it has seen better days. Then we saw this big beautiful Tiger Swallowtail having lunch at the bush. The butterfly has seen better days too; his wings were pretty beat up. But the bush and the butterfly were beautiful together and we are going to do some thoughtful pruning to see if we can't preserve the bush for more butterflies to enjoy.

Then there is the square foot garden, put together out of leftovers and recycled etc. The soil is a mix of peat moss, vermiculite and compost. This late in the year, we just planted onion sets. Here is the link for the square foot gardening website; it is an interesting approach to gardening and probably the best for me and John.

I think the deer will leave onions alone. Sunday morning, however, we discovered that the raccoons or rabbits some such creature thought onion sets were fine eating. There are plenty left.

Stay cool, wherever you are!


1 comment:

FLO_rancher said...

I made my raised beds a little larger in size. Thank you for the website on square foot gardening. I didn't add peet moss and really regret it. The corral mature I used doesn't seem to hold the moisture. I can improve the beds next year. Time goes so fast that will be here before you know it. I am just praying for a long enough growing season. Sew Peacefully DEB};o