|Allium giganteum blooming June 10|
We have had hot days this past week, up to 36 degrees C. Consequently, garden work has been happening at dusk. I suppose other people would be taking advantage of the beach right now, but our family will settle for running through the orchard sprinklers.
|Strawberries in stock tank raised bed - netting added this week|
One of the mini-gardeners discovered the first praying mantis of the year, clinging to the door jam. It was removed to safety on a potted geranium and given a hearty welcome to our yard. The kids know that praying mantises are insect royalty in our yard, especially since they KILL BLACK WIDOWS. That alone makes them my favourite insect, aside from their intelligent alien appearance and rotating head.