Today is the last day of spring. Sigh. The longest day of the year is tomorrow, the summer solstice. It’s a good news/bad news kind of moment: bad news because the days will now grow a bit shorter with each passing sunset, but very good news in that gardening season is now in full swing. Harvesting has begun for early fruits and veggies (strawberry rhubarb pie, anyone?). And the farmers’ markets have opened for the season.
Around the homestead, plants both pretty and practical (and some a bit bossy) are enjoying the sun and the warmer temperatures and even those rainy days. Weeding is an unending chore, but the sweet smell of roses and the taste of freshly harvested herbs makes it all worthwhile. So what’s growing in your garden?