Monday Morning Miscellaneous
Some things in the garden this morning.
The monster volunteer is taking over.
White borage in the back bed is looking good, maybe too good by the looks of those leaves and no flowers. Sometimes soil can be too fertile and all the plant's growth goes into foliage. The pointier leaves at the end are artichokes. I forgot I threw seeds I'd saved from last year in there. I don't need to save artichoke seed, who needs dozens of artichokes? I guess I could have germinated them and given them away...
Speaking of summer squash, there is no way this could be what it looks like! I did NOT plant zucchini, would never plant zucchini, and never had any seeds to zucchini!
Their chives have germinated! I have never had an allium germinate so quickly! These were sown on the 17th.
The red clover was sown the same day, and came up a few days ago.
The German thyme is looking like thyme!
Here's how to get your Growable Calendar with organic seed paper.
I had to zoom in a bit much on this next one so the skipper wouldn't skip off, so I was standing quite far off and the photo isn't clear. I thought the perennial bachelor button had died in that heat we had a few weeks ago, but it was just the old stems. There is a lot of new growth and, as you can see, new flowers!
Then, this pretty zinnia opened. I mistook it at first for a marigold!
This is a drone-fly (probably), a type of hoverfly. They are called that because they look like drone bees. But, drone-flies have no waist and only one pair of wings. I wouldn't want to come across their larvae for two reasons. One, they live in muddy water. Two, they are called "rat tailed maggots," and I just don't like the idea of that!
Now, it's not morning anymore, but I started this out before noon, so I'm not changing the title.