There are lots of amazing aspects of living where we do now, but one of the most rewarding has to be watching the farm change with the seasons. Since we’re still learning our land, we’re constantly surprised by plants or blooms or bushes that appear seemingly overnight. Summer is here, and we’ve got lots of lovely flowers all over.
‘English Munstead’ lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), fragrant and bee-friendly.
A gorgeous pink shrub rose, variety unknown.
Fava bean plants (Vicia faba) have beautiful black-and-white blossoms.
Cheerful yellow blooms, probably in the daisy (Asteraceae) family?
This arugula (white flowers) and mustard (yellow flowers) have both nearly gone to seed; we’ll let the pods dry on the plant so we can collect and save the seed for next spring.
We’ve found volunteer sweet peas (Lathyrus latifolius) all over! The chickens particularly like nestling under the plants for shade.
Another tenacious shrub rose, putting out splendid blooms without any intervention from us.
The beginnings of our pollinator-friendly perennial wildflower garden (thanks, Jim!)
Have a lovely week, friends!
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That pea is actually the perennial pea, Lathyrus latifolius. I wrote about it a few times just recently, and how it is something of a weed within some of the landscapes. I happen to really like it outside of the landscapes. The daisy look something like the maximilian sunflower, which is in the Compositae Family, which is also known as Asteraceae.
Thanks, Tony! I like learning from people who know more about plants than I do. Those sweet peas grow wild all over here, and they’re gorgeous! Their hot pink color is incredible in our landscape.
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I just happened to feature it today, but in a very brief article that is just an excerpt from the weekly gardening column.
You see any hummingbirds on the Red Birds in a Tree plants? They sure took off in your garden, get better every year.
Jim, we have so many hummingbirds we don’t know how to handle them all! I’m sure they love all of the new plants we’re adding.