I've been amazed at the brilliant colors that the fading Aquilegia petals have become. They're almost neon magenta. A quite un-natural color, but it's still a true color!
Aquilegia, a fern, and rocks
The corner plantings look lovely, because of them, and the robust foliage of ferns and celandine poppy.
developing Indigo Rose tomatoes
The developing Indigo Rose tomatoes clusters look great -- and hopefully, foretell some delicious anthocyanin-rich tomatoes...
purple-podded "soup" peas
And the purple-podded soup peas ("Blauwschokkers"--I think -- an old German/Dutch variety) has been beautiful, too.) The fresh peas have been tasty enough, but I'm thinking that they're not worth the space in a small garden!
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Million Pollinator Gardens
Let's get planting!
About this blog
Our gardens (now solely in the mountains of NC) have been increasingly home to native plants, birds, small mammals, and insects of all sorts. My gardening companion (my husband) is equally the gardener in our gardens. Woody, our rescue Golden, puts his own stamp on our gardens. He follows his previous fellow goldens (and my former gardening assistants): Mocha and Chessie. They bring life to our gardens.