Grandpa Ott’s morning-glory has been a pleasure this year in the garden and around our home. We have several. They bloom earlier than others I’ve grown over the years and their intense purple color is a beautiful sight every morning.
These lovely little dahlias I planted from seed about twenty-five years ago by the west side of our home and they faithfully come up every year. They’re only about two to three inches wide with colors ranging from red to purple.
Another favorite is sweet alyssum with tiny flowers for the little beneficial insects and a wonderful aromatic scent everytime you walk past them. They’re excellent to place in your garden to bring in the pollinators as there is always a hive of activity surrounding them.
My heartbreak today was finding this baby cucumber nibbled on by a field mouse. I had just spotted it yesterday as it was my first cucumber! After the holiday I’ll be taking steps to remove some hiding places in the weeds on the outskirts of the garden. Maybe also some traps and I hope the hawks spot them too. Until next time.