Thurs. June 4, 2020: Watching Growth

 

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Second Quarter Moon in Scorpio
Pluto Retrograde
Saturn Retrograde
Venus Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn
Sunny and humid

The first flower on the cucumber plant blossomed! I’m very excited. There are plenty of bees around, so let’s hope we get actual cucumbers.

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The morning glories, moonflowers, and pollinators are sprouting. We lost some of the lettuce when the large peace lily was knocked over by the wind and fell on it, but the lettuce that survived is doing well.

We’re eating lettuce from our own garden. As always, it has more taste than anything in the store (and is safer to eat).

The hollyhock seeds did not sprout, but I think Che Guevara Chipmunk might have something to do with that.

The lilacs have come and gone, except for my lovely potted white Edith Cavell lilac that still blooms, and the Miss Kim lilac that is just starting. The iris are in bloom. We don’t have many iris left, but the ones we have are lovely.

There are two large brown bunnies who eat breakfast and dinner in the yard. I keep patches of dandelions for bunnies, bees, and butterflies. Che Guevara Chipmunk is very, very busy. He comes right up on the deck now to talk to me, and to tease Willa in her playpen. He never dared to tease Tessa, because she told him right off.

The birds are back and happy: cardinals, blue jays, crows, lots and lots of warblers. I hear the mourning dove early in the morning. Bratty Bird is finally back. Tessa hasn’t been out on the deck often; I think Bratty Bird misses teasing her.

I have to replant tomato seedlings today, and plant eggplant and cherry seeds. I might plant some beans, too. I forgot to soak the pea seeds overnight, so they will have to wait.

I might do a run to the garden center (masked, of course) to get more lettuce and some herbs. I bought a big pot of basil that I can break up and plant with the tomatoes, but I also need marigolds.

This weekend is supposed to be nice, so I’m going to weed beds and do some repotting, rearranging, and put out the garden stakes and the solar lights. Just a little bit every day, and, eventually, it will get done.

I also want to see if I can root cuttings from the fluffy pink azalea-or-maybe-it’s-a-rhody and from the big lilac.

How is your garden growing?

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