I am joining the Six on Saturday gang at http://www.thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com with six photos of interest from my garden this Saturday. I am celebrating the simple pleasures this week.
The irrigation system has been repaired after a week’s hiatus with a clogged valve. My husband fixed it. Yay!. Droplets of water on Muhly Grass. It has been dry this week, the birds and butterflies were enjoying a drink along with the plants.
Irrigation in action. A half acre is too much to water by hand..
A mad cool black and white spotted moth chrysalis. I think this was two moths and they left together.
Tomato seedlings are coming up. Yellow Pear and San Marzanos are up, the Riesenstrube are shy so far.
My first homegrown carrot. ‘Very carroty’ is what my husband said. I planted the seeds in January!
Sweetshrub (Calycanthus floridus) emerging from seed. This is a native shrub to the Southeastern US that bears fragrant red flowers in the summer. I think I am a bit too far south for these. I collected some seed in a client’s garden a couple of years ago and decided to give it a go, not realizing they are famously difficult to grow from seed. Two out of eighteen sprouted. A shoot is appearing out of the middle of the curled leaves. The plant on the lower right is a weed, Artillery Fern, I was hesitant to disturb the seedling..
My six for this Saturday. Happy gardening…