Friday, the Thirteenth, of June

Happy Friday in Spy Garden!

Happy Friday in Spy Garden!

Can you spy the fish swimming in the garden?

Can you spy the fish swimming in the garden?

Milk Weed Buds

Milk Weed Buds

Baby stylin' in polka dots and...

Baby stylin’ in polka dots and…

Converse

Converse

Borage Buds

Borage Buds

Bubbles and Blooms

Bubbles and Blooms

The huge foliage of Atlantic Giant Pumpkin plants (see my foot for scale? the leaves are huge!)

The huge foliage of Atlantic Giant Pumpkin plants (see my foot for scale? the leaves are huge!)

Picking yellow strawberries

Picking yellow strawberries

Shirts are the most convenient harvest baskets.

Shirts are the most convenient harvest baskets.

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

6 thoughts on “Friday, the Thirteenth, of June

  1. narf77

    What an AWESOME way to spend Friday the 13th :) Love these shots, everything looks like it is on track for a really bumper harvest this year (if you can get The Spy and Baby to leave it alone for long enough ;) ). What a contrast to frigid old Serendipity Farm where we are stockpiling horse and chook poo and oak leaves for the spring! Just dug up 6 big old blueberry bushes from a friend who is moving away. If they don’t survive at least I can take cuttings from them to start some new baby blues on Serendipity Farm :)

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      We don’t have blueberries (yet!) I think I’ll hold out for some hand-me-down (free!) ones too, those are the best! Happy transplanting!

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      1. narf77

        :) Send it out to the universe “Can we please have some blueberries for Spy Garden…puleeze!” you never know :)

  2. Eliza Waters

    Are you seeing any Monarch larvae or adults on your milkweed? You are smack dab in one of the hardest hit areas of the central US migration corridor, so I am curious. Baby, per usual is registering high on the Style-o-meter! :-)

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Yes actually, I have seen about 5 adults so far this year in and around the garden. Haven’t examined the milkweed to see if any larvae. I have rarely seen monarchs at all in the past, so have actually noticed more this year than in others!

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      1. Eliza Waters

        That is a relief to hear. The egg to instar to mature larva is about 2 weeks and then chrysalis is about the same. So from egg to emerging adult is about a month. Keep an eye out and hopefully there will be some good news to report! Thanks!

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