As I mentioned in the previous post, I left some vegetables and herbs flowering for pollinators and for seeds. It also helps to draw beneficial insects into the vegetable patch. The downside is that these beneficial insects don’t discriminate, they eat anything they can grab, honeybees and bumblebees included. But we never have to spray our vegetables.
There are many more herbs and vegetables in our garden as both of us love eating fresh vegetables and drinking herbal tea. Rubbing fresh herbs in your hands for the scent is also very refreshing. I think the herb pollen that mixes in with the honey is also a good medicinal property.
Next will be flowers for bees from what we love to hate….weeds.
I looked out at the garden this morning and discovered that the garden was coated with an icing, as well as the lawn. It was a beautiful morning, sunny and calm, but pretty cold. As much as I had to work against the sun that was rising and melting the tiny icicles and everything it touched, I tried not to walk on the lawn or disturb the crystal-coated leaves and spent flowers. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. There will be another frost tomorrow, but the ice crystals will not form the same way.
Here are some of the crystal displays putting Swarovski to shame.