May 27, 2010


Between the rain and general busyness it's been a while since I was able to spend much time in my garden. Last night I finally had a few free minutes and look what I found!


Way down deep in the heart of this broccoli plant I think I see florets. Since I've never grown broccoli before I really don't know what to expect but I think those are the start of florets. I cannot wait to eat home grown broccoli.

While I was out there exploring the new developments I noticed pretty purple flowers on my sage plants. And they were attracting bees. I was amazed at how easy it was to get this picture with the bee in it. I guess that he was so into that sage that he didn't even notice me.


Believe it or not I still have several seedlings to plant so after taking the pictures I did a little weeding to prepare an area for my green pepper plants... and I brushed up against a yellow jacket. Thankfully it was way more interested in my potato plants (and I don't blame it for that because they're goreous) than my arm but it still hurt. It was less of a full blown sting than a get out of my way peck but it still hurt a lot.

Stinkerbelle was a fantastic nurse and after some Advil and ice I went back out and planted 12 green pepper seedlings. The garden waits for no one!


margene said...

A sting sounds so painful! It's been years but I remember how shocking it was. Take care when you're in your garden.
We're growing broccoli, too and I can't wait to see some buds come forth.

Carole Knits said...

I hate getting stung! Glad it wasn't too bad.