Stayin Alive

I almost titled this one “Pushing Up Daisies” but thought that was a bit morbid, even though that’s literally what’s going on here.

The Shasta daisies out front are thriving and will need to be divided up soon, just like the day lilies.

They are so prolific! We are waiting until everything finishes blooming to move them around.

The new purple and pink daisies I planted are also doing well, and will hopefully fill in like their white cousins someday.

Surprisingly most everything is staying alive in the flower beds, despite the heat wave.

The lavender is an exception. The seedlings I planted never really took off and the little plants I bought and transplanted are still alive but haven’t really grown much. They haven’t died, either, so I guess that’s a good sign, but I’m going to have to do something different with them soon or I’ll probably lose them come winter.

The one in the pot is doing phenomenal, though. I’m going to bring it in when it cools down and see how it does inside.

I haven’t given up on having rows of lavender outside, though, so I’m going to try the seeds that have been in the freezer for a few weeks next and see how they do. If I can get them to sprout I still have time to get them in the ground before the first frost.

This morning all of the pumpkin plants were flowering which is a good sign of things to come.

The corn is also starting to produce and we are already harvesting some of the onions to dehydrate and save for later.

Which makes the house smell deeelicious.

It also makes my eyes water so we moved the dehydrator into the garage, which is where we keep the quail hutch. We tried putting them out in the pen but they stopped laying and seem to prefer being in the garage for now. Since we moved them back in there we’ve gotten dozens of eggs, some to eat and quite a few quail babies from the incubator.

Maybe they will have onion flavored eggs for us now! 😄

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