New arrivals every day
Our giant tub of nasturtiums is coming into bloom. We have our first sweet pea. Little Marvel and Wando bring us some English peas for the table every day. The loquat fruits are few but very large, bending the boughs way down. We watched a tribe of bluejays gang up on a red-tailed hawk. There are miniature wood hyacinths, and more and more yellow-and-white Dutch irises. We have never had more old-fashioned geranium or poet's narcissus than there are this year; some of those bulbs haven't produced for a decade at least. We read that they like hot weather.