15 June 2008

Flowering on Father's Day

Feverfew from Moonshadow Herb Farm is gracing one of the hot beds. In our yard, a hot bed is one that is not protected by trees, buildings or shrubs.
It has two Latin names
Tanacetum parthenium, Chrysanthemum parthenium

Feverfew is of course used for for fever and headache as well as other ailments. The leaves are eaten fresh or dried and made into capsules.

I love it's flower's sunny side up egg look.

Also blooming today is this beauty of a hydrangea. It was a gift and the tag is nowhere to be found but I'd love to know its name. Any idea?

One of the vegetable gardens got a much needed weeding today since it was cool-ish and breezy until noon.
A little turtle that was living among the weeds was displaced and a few desirable plants came out with the weeds but that's all part of the deal when the weeds have become over 6-inches tall before the gardener gets around to pulling them.

More lilies are blooming today and I'll get photos of them tomorrow morning.

In the meantime, I hope you men had a celebrated Father's Day and that the ladies were happy all day.

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