The garden is burgeoning with the start of summer.
I spent a couple hours yesterday adding a bunch of stakes to the garden, so that things don’t all flop over in the next few weeks. For a little while it will look a little goofy, until the garden grows into it.
This year I’m going to try keeping the potatoes trimmed a bit shorter, to try to keep them more compatible with the flowers. We grow Makah Ozette potatoes, which are yummy and grow into a glorious jungle… but left to their own devices, that glorious jungle grows 4′ tall and tips over.
The late-spring flowers are still going. Some of the foxgloves are getting rather gawky, but this little cluster is still lovely.
The valerian has been blooming for a couple weeks now. This one is taller than I am, and smells very sweet. The pollinators love it!
I was trying to catch this Tiger Swallowtail, and only noticed the solitary bee after the fact.
The first breadseed poppy opened yesterday. I’m looking forward to the flush of early-summer color!