Nothing has died.
That kind of says it all. This time last year the fields were brown, the Larix were dead, the Rudbeckia was just not flowering.
Copious amounts of rain this spring and an average amount so far this summer has brought in the garden great joy to all things growing and, I suspect, all things crawling and slithering and hopping (hello newly arrived rabbit family!) as well.
Here are a few updates from previous posts.
The Canadian Burnet (Sanguisorba canadensis) purchased and planted on July 1 is now blooming:
The Cup Plant (Silphium perfoliatum) started from seed and planted out last year is now eight feet high and blooming:
Garlic planted last fall has been harvested, and my experiment to see if cutting off the scapes does increase bulb size shows me yes, it does:
Veggies are all doing well with no or minimal watering – have harvested beans, chard, zucchini, green onions; the spaghetti squash and tomatoes are getting plump:
This Phlox, given by friends, almost didn’t make it last year. So glad it hung in to produce this glorious display now: