Sitting on the porch watching them landing and launching off of flowers is a most enjoyable way to pass the time.
Not only are there berries, dandelions, and bees in the orchard this year. My husband began his great pumpkin project. He dug up three hills and we planted three different types of pumpkin. Connecticut Field, Big Max, Dills Atlantic Giant. We put three pumpkins per hill and will later cull out the weak ones if need be. It should be an interesting experiment. Meanwhile, I re-planted my squash, watermelon, melons, and zucchini. I also added okra, artichoke, basil of every kind, and cucumbers to my many greenhouse pots. At some point we are re-doing the greenhouse, so I have been trying not to plant anything to permanently. How much longer the little buggers can hold out is the big question.
That is all for this week. Next weekend could be quiet on the blogging front, as I plan on grabbing 3/5th of my nieces and nephew for the week. Due to some complications, they are coming out sooner this year and because of that the older ones are not able to visit. I remain hopeful that after rodeo season is over they will be able to slip out for a weekend.
I hope you are all enjoying your gardening season. What pests do you battle during the year. Has it changed? Are there things you managed to tame? If so what were they and how did you do it? I hope you all have a fabulous week.