My early garden photo (June 20, 2010).
So imagine my complete glee when on a recent trip to the garden for regular chores that same box looked like this.
The list of chores included pruning, weeding and re-securing of these supports. While I was toiling away, I heard a distinct buzzing sound. I got up and stepped back and witnessed two bumblebees also "working" in the garden on their glorious Flight of the Bumblebee....not this one...this one
Bumblebee in the tomatillo plants.
I assume this is what it looked like from their perspective.
Blossoms, glorious tomato blossoms.
I stepped aside and watched the pair of bees travel from plant to plant. I was do excited especially because I thought I was going to have to pollinate them myself.
I then moved on to pruning. Given the recent heat wave, I have been careful to water the garden regularly but did not had not have time to prune. I've been reading up on pruning and like this article very much. Because I plant in boxes in rather close quarters, it's important to commit to judicious pruning I got to breaking suckers and thinning the plants.
Who says gardeners have a hard time pruning?
It looks like the heat is coming back just in time for this week's business trip. My garden helpers will be pressed into service and hopefully when I return, the plants will continue their happy journey to veggie production.
It's nice when your friends know you. I collect refrigerator magnets, and a truck-driver friend of mine, sent these to add to my collection.
Clockwise from upper left: California, Graceland, Nevada, Illinois, Georgia,
Grand Canyon, Nebraska, Utah and Kentucky.