Sunday, July 02, 2006

Another turn on the wheel

Summer Solstice is behind us, and harvest time is gearing up.
The currants look so luscious right now! I'm thinking some currant jam.. Yum! I might mix the red and champagne currants together, although seperate would be beautiful too.

The Monarda (Bee Balm or Bergamot) is beautiful. These intense red blooms, looking like a circle of Red-legged dancers waving thier legs in the air :-}

The hollyhocks are blooming, behind the bee balm near the daisies. The first wave of roses are done, and I'm looking forward to the rose hips I'll gather near the end of september. The lemon balm is SO ready for harvest. not certain when I'll do that. The air needs to be dry. I do like lemon balm tea in the winter though.

The golden raspberries and black bramble berries are in full swing, but the Boysenberries and the gooseberries aren't quite there yet.

I planted a Pineapple sage for the humming birds, I expect it will bloom next month sometime. But the plant looks healthy, as does the mountain mint. I hope to have enough to store for tea this year.

The pink Hibiscus plant is HUGE but Ihavent gotten close enough to it to check for buds yet.

Some images from this year and last:


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