I have a post nearly finished about Sunday’s hive inspection, but I was out in the garden tonight and it was so beautiful that I took dozens of photos. The combination of a wet spring (groundwater tables are finally above drought levels) and my 2012 resolution not to mow or weed-whack where it wasn’t absolutely necessary has produced a really lush environment, especially for Maine.
The valerian jungle hasn’t quite spread to the entire yard, but it’s a near thing.
This is a very photogenic patch of Fedco’s “Freedom” lettuce mix.
The view down the south hill, with newly clipped withy and a row of elecampne in front of the bog garden.
Red oakleaf lettuce growing through garlic and chives.
The view out back, into the alpine garden.