Sunday, July 14, 2013

Frankly, Scarlet...

It's a mild, overcast day threatening more rain.  I expect thunder & lightning later today, judging from the way the air - and my head - feels. Butters joined me early this afternoon while I walked around the property to see what was new.

The first Scarlet Flax flower emerged today!  The picture does not do it justice.  It is small, but what an impact. The colour almost glows like neon.  I never would have tried growing these flowers on my own.  I received a free packet of Scarlet Flax seeds as a "thank you" in my last order from Heritage Harvest Seed.  I'm so pleased with how this little flower looks and can't wait to see a mass of them blooming. 

The Creeping Thyme (mounds of tiny, pink flowers) has been humming with bees for the last few days.  It's nice to see them around, as they have been few and far between over the last 5 or 6 years.  The small ones are so sweet, especially when they are not up one's pant leg stinging one's thigh repeatedly.  (An adventure from last summer. Yikes.)

Our rows of twine trellis did not entirely do the trick, and some have collapsed under the weight of the peas.  Green Arrow peas are a bush pea, and I have never seen them grow as vigorously as they have this year.  They are thriving in their new location.  In previous years, we grew the potatoes here.

Thank goodness we have plenty of DVDs waiting to be watched.  I foresee hours in the living room in front of the TV, shelling peas!

Saj came out to join me.

Butters enjoying some catnip.


Some Beurre de Rocquencourt bean flowers.


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