Jun 10, 2012

This Week In The Garden - A Quickie

There has been a massive growth spurt in the garden this week after days of non-stop rain.  The chives need to be cut right back as they are now violating the personal space of the lettuce.  I'll get in there with shears this week and snip those cheeky buggers back.

The sugar snap peas have been blushing.  I've found two or three pink blossoms on otherwise entirely white-flowering vines.

Fun pea lore:  Shelling peas brings good fortune and monetary gain in business, as well as luck in love if a lady finds a pod with nine peas and hangs it over her door. (Cunningham's Encyclopedia)

Here I am again, staring at the lady's mantle.  I can't help myself.  I'm like a chicken, staring at all those little diamonds of water on the leaves.  Had I more time this morning I would have collected this water.  According to Judika Illes' Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells, one should collect the dew (and the pollen from the flowers if desired) and add to a love potion for an extra kick.  Washing your face in the dew of this plant is said to bring a youthful glow as well.

Who says the garden can't be lusty?


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm feeling all hot and tingly for some reason!

the wild magnolia said...

wonderful Monday morning wake up post.

spectacular vibrant beauty of natures best, living flowers and morning dew.

thank you for sharing.

wishing you an especially positive and good energy filled week.

Lois said...

Dew on May Day is especially potent! But dew from lady's mantle would work any time of year.

mxtodis123 said...

Wonderful view of nature at its best. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful garden pictures !! Good luck with the chives ; )

Dave and Whitney said...

Will you wear a hockey mask when you attack the chives? (Cue the grating repetitive violin notes)

Rue said...

Whitney - ha - no, I survived. But I do smell like chives now!

shooting star said...

gardens can be lusty..ask me!!
hubby says i lust & love for garden more than him!!


Mary said...

Your photos are wonderful. I love Lady's Mantle though it grows like a weed here. I envy you that supply of chives. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary