Sunday, June 23, 2013

Flowers and weeding

The peonies are starting to bloom in the renewed sunshine. There are four or five types in the garden. No idea where this one came from but it has a nice mid-tone pink to it in the morning sun.

Most of today's efforts went to subduing the elm seedling hatch that is overtaking many of the garden beds. It was a bumper crop of seeds this year. I've cleaned pounds and pounds of them out of the gutters but those in the gardens are germinating and are best gotten to before the drive down a tap root and pliers are required for removal.

While weeding and trimming the north hedge, I ran across another volunteers (some kind of viola) that had appeared near the vegetable bed. The lettuce plants are also really producing so we'll have to see what we can make with that this week. Tonight I finished off last year's saskatoons in the freezer, leaving us with rhubarb, green beans and zucchini.

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