Garden Journal 7/8/2018

A few photos from around the farm this weekend. I planted these Monarda (Bee Balm) last year and they are just blooming like crazy right now. In the mint family, this species borders on the edge of invasive. However, it’s a bee and hummingbird favorite so I think I’m ok with it taking up some space in this front bed.

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Liatris or gay-feather is also blooming nearby.

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My grapes are starting to get really big now. Along with everyone else, we’ve been struggling with Japanese Beetles.

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My vegetables are coming on really strong right now. I have tons of cucumber, various types of squash, eggplant, kale and peppers. My tomatoes are getting very close!

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I’ll post another duck update soon but here is one more photo for now.

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Did you have a good 4th of July? What’s going on in your yard?

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  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful garden, Melissa. Watch that monarda. I planted a 4″ pot in our field about 10 years ago and it is now about 25′ square! I have some in a bed by the road that is pretty easy to control by a sharp spade to the edges in spring and forking out the extras. It is a pretty plant and so popular with pollinators, I don’t mind the extra work. 😉

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