Raised bed update:  The peas are all done, cucumbers that were in 1 gallon pots have been planted out and are crawling up the supports now.  The peppers in the back of the bottom photo seem to be getting spanked with some kind of early blight, I’ve let go.  Until I get a proper greenhouse, I just have to not care too much or I’ll quit this addiction.

Top photo has lots of happy Tomatillo, yellow brandywine tomatoes, yellow doll melons crawling out of the bed, patty-pan squash on the right, lots of greens hiding in and around. 

Love-lies-bleeding Amaranthus caudatus has started making it’s flowers.  Really loving this new addition to the yard.

Love-lies-bleeding Amaranthus caudatus has started making it’s flowers.  Really loving this new addition to the yard.

I have 5 different cucumbers going this year.  The green dragons are coming in fast, same for the lemon and crystal apple varieties.  One poor guy had to get rescued from a lattice wedgie.

Artichokes are coming in beautifully!

Artichokes are coming in beautifully!

Can anyone ID this bird call?  PNW, Vancouver Island BC.  It has a black head and back, red/brown wing area, grey/white chest.  Looks a bit like a Towhee, but certainly doesn’t sound like one.  

This bird has been waking me up at 5:45 for a couple months, not such a bad thing, but when it follows me around the yard making this annoying yelp at me for an hour plus, daily, like clock-work.  O_O

Yo! 
~ From my first dinner plate Dahlia

Yo! 

~ From my first dinner plate Dahlia

Cilantro flowers.  I’m letting a few plants go to seed, because I go through so much of it, I may as well save it.  Also the flowers are delish added to salad.

Cilantro flowers.  I’m letting a few plants go to seed, because I go through so much of it, I may as well save it.  Also the flowers are delish added to salad.

Pesto in training. *drools*

Pesto in training. *drools*

milos-garden Here’s a couple more shots *crosses fingers*

Umm…so I got excited last week that my creeping Thyme was about to open a bunch of pink flowers, turns out there’s something else growing in the crack and I forgot what Thyme flowers look like.
Anyone have a clue what those pink flowers belong to?

Umm…so I got excited last week that my creeping Thyme was about to open a bunch of pink flowers, turns out there’s something else growing in the crack and I forgot what Thyme flowers look like.

Anyone have a clue what those pink flowers belong to?

Scallion flowers are about to bust out.

Scallion flowers are about to bust out.

 Day lily Hemerocallis fulva — the flowers only stay open a day.  I read that this is the lily they use in Hot & Sour soup, so I’ve been harvesting and drying them.  

 Day lily Hemerocallis fulva — the flowers only stay open a day.  I read that this is the lily they use in Hot & Sour soup, so I’ve been harvesting and drying them.  

Yarrow Achillea millefolium many colours to pick from, the deer don’t eat it, great herb for health, drought resistant.  A winner.

Yarrow Achillea millefolium many colours to pick from, the deer don’t eat it, great herb for health, drought resistant.  A winner.

Post #1001 [OC no less] — How about a selfie with my unimpressed Chief of Garden Security.  Bogey, slayer of rabbits.  Also, my pomegranate bush that isn’t flowering yet  >.<
Have a happy & fun weekend! <3

Post #1001 [OC no less] — How about a selfie with my unimpressed Chief of Garden Security.  Bogey, slayer of rabbits.  Also, my pomegranate bush that isn’t flowering yet  >.<

Have a happy & fun weekend! <3

I wish all lilies lasted all summer &lt;3

I wish all lilies lasted all summer <3