Six on Saturday: Aug 3

One of the main joys of the summer garden are the butterflies that feast on all the flowers. That’s certainly #1 any week, but especially this one.
#2 So glad I planted sunflowers along the potager’s west fence this year. It will definitely be an annual addition.
#3 The Baby Bear Pumpkins are beginning to climb their fence and form baby pumpkins…certainly makes me feel that autumn is just around the corner and approaching at an alarming rate!
#4 But, then I look at the just emerging “Wando” peas, and am assured that there are still lots of growing days ahead.
#5 This bed is transitioning. There’s just a few Golden Beets left at the top, a just-beginning to show row of “Red Russian” Kale and a new row of “Dragon Tongue” beans at the bottom. What should be planted after the last of those beets come out? Probably carrots for storing.
And finally #6, the Cutting Garden is doing its job, providing lots of color to enjoy indoors and out!
That’s my Six on Saturday. If you want to see what others have chosen as their Six, visit The Propagator, the host of this meme.

About carolee

A former professional herb and lavender grower, now just growing for joy in my new potager. When I'm not in the garden, I'm in the kitchen, writing, or traveling to great gardens.
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3 Responses to Six on Saturday: Aug 3

  1. bcparkison says:

    Yes…Butterflies and bees. Every where.

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  2. Jo Shafer says:

    Love your close-up of Miss Swallowtail butterfly! My garden attracts a Swallowtail or two far more than the rare Monarch.


    • carolee says:

      We have more swallowtails than monarchs as well, but I suspect it is because there is so much parsley, dill, fennel, carrots in the potager and no milkweed except in the Front Garden and Front Island.


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