|Hummingbird at our feeder June 5, at sunset (light transmitting through red glass onto the bird)|
The weeds and the plants are racing to outgrow each other. I have a mint plant that scared me with its quadrupled size in the last week. The children are going to grow tired of virgin mojitos with Schwepps ginger ale. I tried a mint ice cream recipe using fresh mint leaves a few years ago, but its texture was reminiscent of licking velour, so we quickly abandoned that. Perhaps we used the wrong kind of mint? This year, we have spearmint...a lot of it. I do have the plant sunk in the ground within a large container, but it has escaped to the surrounding soil though it will ultimately be restrained by some nearby retaining walls.
|Thornless blackberry blossom, June 5|
|Red Meidiland shrub rose, shaded in evenings and mulched well|
|Thyme (foreground) and sempervivum in crevice between granite boulders|
|The vegetable garden (in stock tanks) is growing enough lettuce to feed an army. Will kids notice it in smoothies?|