|Bergamot, bee balm, horsemint are all names for Monarda didyma|
|Mullein, Verbascum thapsus|
Sidenote: The leaves of the mullein plant are large and very soft; hence another name for mullein is Cowboy Toilet Paper - just sayin'. o.O
I found a silly fox in my strawberry bed...
It somehow escaped from the hangin' tree in the backyard. (Okay, it didn't really escape.) If you'd like a quick-to-knit, fun scarf pattern, this one is it. The free pattern is here. Just scroll down the page at the site for the English version.
The June-bearing strawberry bed that I started anew back in the spring produced over eighty runners! (Yeah, I counted 'em, lol.) I've rooted and potted some of them to make a few more beds for next year.
We planted carrots this year for the first time. Gardening experts say keeping the seeds moist for the first few weeks to a month is the key to germination. I did that and, lo, they are growing. I let them get to the size you see here then planted garlic between the rows of carrots. By the time the garlic needs more room the carrots will be long gone giving them plenty of room to grow next season.
Talk to you soon the Good Lord willin'.
p.s. Next Monday I'll be participating in the Around the World Blog Hop. If you're not already committed and would like to participate please let me know, and I'll send you an invitation.
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