Last weekend, we put in a soaker hose for the hydrangeas and rose bushes and built enclosures out of stakes and bird netting around the phlox. So far, so good. And I’m starting to think about which bulbs I’d like to put in this fall and what perenniels I’d like to add to the pollinator garden next year. More blue hyssop, for sure. And I also think catmint and Russian sage would be quite nice, too. And we have a bed in the back that I think would be a very nice place for lavender and hollyhocks–if I can find a variety that doesn’t grow to eight feet tall. And if I can’t, it can wait until we put up the fence, which will hopefully be next year.
I also ate the first two raspberries off our bush this past week. They were the most delicious raspberries I have ever eaten.
For those of you in the U.S., I hope your holiday weekend is exactly as festive and as relaxing as you would like it to be.
- Great post at Slow Bloom about conventions and making new friends: Invisible Fences
- This is a helluva story about how six completely innocent people were convicted of murder via coerced confessions: Remembering the Murder You Didn’t Commit
- Christian nationalism and white nationalism
- K. Tempest Bradford has some things to say about cultural appropriation: Cultural Appropriation Is, In Fact, Indefensible
- I saw Wonder Woman for the second time last weekend and it was even better than the first time, so I was thrilled to read this about the costuming: Wonder Woman—Armor vs. Underwear & Why It Matters
- The Personal-Essay Boom Is Over The author seems to be talking about the fact that market for grossly exploitative personal essays from vulnerable young women is over–and that’s not exactly a bad thing.
- The ‘i before e, except after c’ rule is a giant lie I KNEW IT.
- Beekeepers Feel The Sting Of California’s Great Hive Heist which reminds me of this: Inside Quebec’s Great, Multi-Million-Dollar Maple-Syrup Heist