Spy Garden often tends to follow the somewhat less practical motto of fashion before function. Sometimes practical solutions are avoided because they interrupt the aesthetics of the garden (exhibit A: the lack of a deer fence until this year: but it’s going up soon!) They may be sort of ugly now, but milk jug greenhouses are really going to speed things up for the eggplants, peppers, and other things planted in spring. For now, they’ve been placed over the violet de provence artichokes.
I also moved some of the artichokes and dug up a few that were pretty infested with some kind of gross looking grubs. There were too many in the row anyways: artichokes need about 5′ of space each. Hopefully I wasn’t too violent in moving them and they’ll do ok. Even though it still sort of feels like winter (it was 25 this morning) they all seem alive so hopefully they’ve made it through winter and we will have some purple artichokes this year!
More garden sights from today:
And some indoor sights:
The zebra is really old (something like 100 years old). The teapot is Limoges, the gold thing is a wax embossing stamp and the circular thing unscrews to reveal a compass and sundial!