Six on Saturday - October 3, 2020
First, a "Happy Birthday" to my youngest, who is 25 today!
Now, on to Six on Saturday, brought to us by The Propagator
1 - A View From the Back
The masses of flowers have thinned considerably, but there are still enough to keep the bees happy. The middle bed is the Polllinator Garden. In front of the yellow tuteur is the Butterfly Garden, not much left there. In the background of the Mexican red sunflowers is the Toss Garden, you can just see the dead black-eyed Susan seed heads. The best color is in the square bed on the right, which used to be a fruit tree bed.
2 - Harvestmen
Harvestmen are not spiders, but members of the family Opilione, which in turn is in the order of Arachnida (spiders and scorpions too). These are often called Daddy-Long-Legs. The spiders that hang around at the ceiling of your rooms are not the same thing, they are cellar spiders. Harvestmen lack silk or venom glands, and have only two eyes. Another difference is they do not suck like spiders, but ingest small pieces of their food.
3 - Honey Bee and Lavender
The Ellagance Snow lavender is blooming for a second time. Lavenders are among insects' favorite flowers, some varieties coming in third after agastache and oregano in studies.
4 - Bed #5
I tore out a pineapple tomato once I found it was a pineapple tomato. It was one that grew from seed in a container that lost its label. I have had enough of pineapple tomatoes (see #6)! Remaining in the bed are two kalettes, a coreopsis, spent gladiola, a volunteer wild grape, and a dogwood stuck in as a stick for want of a better place.
5 - Daylily Propagation
I am quite pleased with the daylilies I grew from seed this past winter/spring! They were wintersown
from seeds I gathered last fall at the library. I was going to let them stay in the small containers, since they go dormant, but fortunately noticed roots peeking out the bottoms. Daylilies may not bloom true by seed, but I'm hoping at least some of the surviving seven plants will be large and lemon yellow.