I think the events of the last six weeks, my sister's sickness, Keith's fall, etc. are finally getting to me. I was out watering the garden tonight, and realized I felt awful. Came in, took my blood sugar, and it was dropping rapidly, so I stopped watering for the night and made a good salad for myself and for Keith, who was out at the time. I am still not feeling well, so will post quickly and then hit the hay.
I know they are hard to see, but there are birds feeding in the flat feeder at the wild bird station. I had actually taken a chair into the hoop house, so I could sit and water everything in there thoroughly. I discovered that I can sit there, unseen by the birds, and watch them up close!
We still have lettuce, though it is getting long in the tooth.
Swiss chard "Bright Lights".
I planted this because it is just so darn beautiful. I only planted two plants and they are HUGE. I have no idea how to fix it, or if it's too far gone to fix. I'm too pooped to read about it tonight.
I would actually plant this in the flower bed. \
And speaking of flower beds, here's one I've been neglecting:
It's the last bed we made last year, to the north of the hoop house. It has a huge hollyhock in the middle, some liatris, some iris, and a LOT of weeds. By the time I finished with it tonight, I was on my way to getting it cleaned up... but realized I just did not feel well enough to stay outside a long time.
And with that, folks, I've got to get to bed or fall out of this chair!