Early Summer in Spy Garden

Yay summer!

Yay summer!

Butterfly enjoying a marigold among the garlic scapes

Butterfly enjoying a marigold among the garlic scapes

And some flower portraits…

Bachelor's Button

Bachelor’s Button

Love-in-a-mist (Nigella)

Love-in-a-mist (Nigella)

Calendula (I think?)

Calendula (I think?)

Raindrops on roses

Raindrops on roses

"Bowles Black" Pansy

“Bowles Black” Pansy

A perfect portait!

A perfect portait!

Into the flower press they go!

Into the flower press they go!

Love-in-a-mist; these are very easy to grow; they reseed every year and the patch keeps getting bigger

Love-in-a-mist; these are very easy to grow; they reseed every year and the patch keeps getting bigger

We have been enjoying many bouquets of cut flowers from the garden, and:

A huge display of garlic scapes

A huge display of garlic scapes

We have SOOOoooo many garlic scapes. They are good for eating (use anywhere you would garlic; they just have a milder flavor) and I love the whirly twirly spirals; perfect for a very cool arrangement!

Ready for a game

Ready for a game

The Spy has been sketching a lot of sports logos lately; this is the Duke University logo; drawn freehand!

The Spy has been sketching a lot of sports logos lately; this is the Duke University logo; drawn freehand!

Ssssss

Ssssss

I compared these pictures to last year's snakes and this one is somewhat smaller

I compared these pictures to last year’s snakes and this one is quite a bit smaller

The kids have named him (or her) Tonguey III

The kids have named him (or her) Tonguey III

Onion seed pod

Onion seed pod

Enjoying a dip in the creek after a run

Enjoying a dip in the creek after a run

Making a wake haha

Making a wake

Hiking

Hiking

Very red mushrooms on the forest floor

Very red mushrooms on the forest floor

Not sure what type of mushrooms these are

Not sure what type of mushrooms these are

Part of a lunar moth wing (I think)

Part of a lunar moth wing (I think)

Hardy hibiscus

Hardy hibiscus

Some of the garlic (I didn't even plant any last fall and there is SOOOooo much of it!) Garlic is so easy to grow.

Some of the garlic (I didn’t even plant any last fall and there is SOOOooo much of it!) Garlic is so easy to grow.

Early June in the garden

Early June in the garden

Hope you all are having a nice start to your summer!

8 thoughts on “Early Summer in Spy Garden

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  2. narf7

    We have gone from drought to deluge here. 50km away from our house (and only 4km away from where our kids live) the city of Launceston is teetering on the edge of being flooded. It’s lovely looking at Spy garden and seeing everything blooming and getting muddy and wet. We are getting muddy and wet as well but it’s not so much fun in winter ;)

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Now we are going through a bit of a hot, dry spell so just started watering the garden for the season. Why does talking about the weather/seasons never get old? ahhaha. Hope there’s no flood in Launceston!

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      1. narf7

        It almost flooded but the high point of the flood waters coincided with a low tide so they got lucky. Now it’s back to cleaning up all of the logs and debris that flowed down the convergence of rivers and were dumped under all of the bridges etc. We were very lucky.

  3. Eliza Waters

    Is that mud or paint on ‘Zilla? I can’t believe how grown up she’s looking these days. (Do you get tired of hearing me say that? ;-) Such a gramma thing to say!)
    Your white calendula is beautiful – I only have the standard yellow and orange. Love your nigella patch – it’s wonderful! Your whole garden is looking great – garlic scapes make an inspired arrangement – that artistic eye of yours at work. :)
    I’ve never seen such a red mushroom (must be toxic!) the other one is a jelly fungus, I think. Our Luna moths must be hatching out soon – it’s cool you found a wing. I think I saw a cecropia moth the other day, but it went by so fast, I only had a glimpse. About the size of a hummingbird, but quite a bit slower and more erratic!
    Looks like a great start to summer – have fun!

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Its mud, not paint ;) I had to google cecropia; wow I hope I see one of those in person one day; beautiful! Yeah the garden is coming along but lots of weeds; we are going for a more wild look this summer, haha. Thanks for the comments!

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