Yesterday's post was rather hurried and this one will be too, but I couldn't wait to share some of the photos from today. I managed to snatch a few moments in the garden throughout the day, which was a real blessing. I'm focusing on drying herbs and flowers for winter use, and saving seeds...
A bouquet of 'Corsican' Basil before I hung it up to dry. It smelled sooo good!
I'm so thrilled that the Castor Beans are ripening seed!
Catching Valerian seeds at just the right moment can be quite a challenge! Cleaning all the fuzz off isn't easy, either! :D
This afternoon I settled down on the swing to shell some more Lupine seeds...
Well, after about half an hour of tedious work, this was all I had done, and I got to thinking there must be a more efficient way!
And then I had a rare "Aha!" moment. I found an old board and laid the pods out, and then, to the amazement of passersby, I started jumping on them! It did the trick and they were all shelled in no time! It also helped that it was a breezy day, so it was easy to blow off most of the chaff.
Anyone care to guess what this is? (And don't worry, it's not blood)! I'll be writing a post about it soon.
I'll close with a glimpse of the seed garden this evening. But this is taken at an angle that hides the other half which I never got around to preparing or planting, and so is full of weeds! I do think this garden has a lot of potential, though!
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading.