|Flame azalea blooming in front of the Herb Shop porch.|
|Grancy graybeard (Chionanthus virginicus)|
|Lunaria annua, or money plant.|
|Lunaria annua, another variety of money plant.|
|Hesperis matronalis, or dame's rocket.|
|Note the red arrow at top, pointing to the bent-over asparagus top.|
You may not be familiar with the tall plant (above). It's a Russian asparagus and I don't remember where I bought it, but I assume it's as edible as regular asparagus. Sold as "decorative" I have enjoyed it every year as it makes a larger clump. This is the first year I've put up bamboo poles to see just how tall it will get. In the past I've woven it in and out of the fence. As you can see by Aaron, our garden intern standing next to it, the plant is more than twice his height. The red arrow shows where the wind is bending it over his head.
Speaking of Aaron, his job today is cleaning the old straw out of the goat barn and mulching rows and rows of berries. He also has taken over responsibility for feeding the two most recently born goat twins. Their mother isn't giving any milk so 3 times a day Aaron bottle feeds the pair.
|Every human that approaches is thought of as a source of food.|
|Native columbine in bloom.|