I had the hummingbird feeders up from the garage, rinsed them off, got out the measuring cup and the organic sugar – then decided it was chilly, and that I’d wait until I saw a hummer before making the nectar. Sure enough – 5 minutes later I did! He was literally in my face when I went out the door. What a treat they are. I had the feeders filled in less than 10 minutes.
The organic veggie garden is almost planted. As the lettuces droop when the heat rises, kale plants will take their place. (New lettuce will be planted in late August / early September.) The herb garden is now together. We’ve just gotten started on the impatiens – only one bed is totally finished. The begonia bed always looks like it could use a few more plants.
The day lilies have been getting ready earlier each year – tall enough now that they’ll be putting out stalks soon. Used to be they’d bloom in early to mid July. I’m thinking they’ll be all done by then this year.
There’s still and always a lot to do in the garden – but I love this time of seeds and plants and the very beginnings of all that burgeoning growth. What a celebration of life!