Late August in Spy Garden

Before (can you see the monarch wing inside?)

Before (can you see the monarch wing inside?)

After

After

Another After (and of course the monarch is flitting around the garden!)

Another After (and of course the monarch is flitting around the garden!)

Blazing Star wildflowers and marigolds

Blazing Star wildflowers and marigolds

White spider on the blazing star wildflowers

White spider on the blazing star wildflowers

Nasturtiums

Nasturtiums

(Purposely) blurry shot of the nasturtiums looking very painterly

(Purposely) blurry shot of the nasturtiums looking very painterly

Chinese long noodle beans. I didn't plant these this year, but volunteers are popping up in a few places.

Chinese long noodle beans. I didn’t plant these this year, but volunteers are popping up in a few places.

The variegated leaves are "upper ground sweet potato" (a winter squash) and the pumpkin is "Jarrahdale" (a blue winter squash). Both varieties are growing on the teepee

The variegated leaves are “upper ground sweet potato” (a winter squash) and the pumpkin is “Jarrahdale” (a blue winter squash). Both varieties are growing on the teepee

Yum!

Yum!

A green dragonfly

A green dragonfly

A perfect "early fall" shot!

A perfect “early fall” shot!

Evening Sky Over Spy Garden

Evening Sky Over Spy Garden

Hope your week is off to a good start! A Squirrely Garden (the garden at Baby’s school) update is coming soon. In the meantime, I’m sharing a school-wide email with you as a little sneak preview of something cool in progress at her school (and because it’s hilarious)…

Dear Friends,
Have you noticed the weird wooden box that’s been pretending to mind its own business by our front door?  No, it’s not a penalty box for obstinate children.  It’s a solar dehydrator!  And it will help us reach our food goal of “all local, all year.”
But there’s a catch.  We need your cans.  About 300 of them will do.  We need them for the solar panel.  Now we know that many of you would never own up to drinking soda or the various other…er…beverages that come in cans.  But we all know there’s some in your fridge right now.  So go ahead and tip ’em back.  Then put on a brave face and bring those cans to in.  No one will judge you.
Oh, and don’t feel bad about the type of…er…beverage the cans are branded with.  They will all be spray painted black to absorb heat from the sun and protect the innocent.
Hahhaha

6 thoughts on “Late August in Spy Garden

  1. narf77

    I love that school! Obviously run by someone with a great sense of humour and at the end of the day, that’s exactly the sort of person who you want looking after and educating your kids :). Lovely garden shots and that empty husk is almost as beautiful afterwards as what is was before.

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  2. Eliza Waters

    Lovely photos! and cute way of getting cans into school ;-)

    On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 9:43 PM, Spy Garden wrote:

    > Spy Garden posted: ” Hope your week is off to a good start! A > Squirrely Garden (the garden at Baby’s school) update is coming soon. In > the meantime, I’m sharing a school-wide email with you as a little sneak > preview of somet”

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  3. puppiesinparadise

    What a harvest! You and your family must be so pleased and proud of your accomplishment. I love that the colors popped in each photo. I am impressed that baby’s school is trying to grow it’s own organic food for the school year. The solar dehydrater is a great idea. This shows what parent participation can accomplish to improve schools. I had to laugh at your school letter LOL.
    Honey

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Thanks for the comments/compliments. I am interested to see how the solar dehydrator works out! Yes, her school has a wonderful sense of humor. ;)

      Reply

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