pulled the dill and radish plants
now it can snow
seed pods. who knew? it's a prolific plant. pods in the summer. pods in the fall. edible pods. the ongoing multiple flowers ('raceme' inflorescences) are huge attractants for bees and butterflies.
it's a super-patch! plan to pull the plants later and hang them to dry, for seeds next year.
blue jays. flickers. great horned owl. hairy woodpecker. ravens. robins. hawks aplenty, 1 wingèd stoop. crows. a hornworm.* butterflies. bees.
2 coyotes. a skunk. rabbits, 1 juvenile. 2 fawns.
a ladybug in flight. wild raspberries. a tall sunflower grove.
*Whoa, sphinx moths can have up to a 14" proboscis.
**Amaranthaceae - spinach, beet, sugarbeet, chard, quinoa, 'pigweed family'
begonia elatior. the others are nice, but yellow is the One.
geraniums: a myriad of tight buds.
radish patch. officially a butterfly garden. (edible young leaves.)
The first month, which the Latins call January, is Giuli; February is called Solmonath; March Hrethmonath; April, Eosturmonath; May, Thrimilchi; June, Litha; July, also Litha; August, Weodmonath; September, Halegmonath; October, Winterfilleth; November, Blodmonath; December, Giuli, the same name by which January is called. -Bede, On 'Eostre' ... and so on (725AD)
so it was that November radishes
were unusual and tasty.
radishes like cool weather. a dragonfly came in with snowflowers. Armoracia rusticana, horseradish also in the family.
Brassicaceae: inf. mustards, crucifers, or cabbage family. brassicas. a thousand genera. (kale, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kohlrabi, broccoli, turnips, watercress, bok choi, rutabaga.)
phenology & plant families
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