Here are 6 things that made me smile today: We got 3 1/2″ rain in 20 minutes last night. Happily, I’d harvested the shallots before it stormed, so this morning was a beautiful, relaxing time braiding! They are now hanging in the Lady Cottage in the potager to cure. This coneflower makes me smile because it is a random seedling that I moved from the farm, and it’s my favorite color, a pale peachy-apricot. Snapdragons from seed can be delightful, because there are always a few surprises in color and blends: (These are Liberty Bronze by name.)
The same can be said of growing rudbeckia from seed, and then allowing them to reseed. Some amazingly beautiful and varied results can be found: These were originally Chim-Chimnee, which I adore!
These lilies are actually taller than I am, which is saying something! And the fragrance!
And finally (since I’m limited to six!) These Minnesota Midget melons make me smile because they are already baseball sized and full of promise for sweetness to come!
Thanks to cavershamjj The Propagator, for hosting this meme!