I finally did what I said I would: I finished planting in the Kitchen Garden (still have some flower plants and herbs to find a home for).
I planted Ambrosia, Jenny Lind and Green Nutmeg melons. I did two hills of crookneck yellow squash among the cabbages.
I did a hill of Butternut bush-type squash.
I also single-handed (DH was clipping pastures) drove three tee posts and set another cattle panel for a 15 foot row of Cherokee Trail of Tears pole beans. I was proud of myself. It isn't easy to drive one of those posts but I can still do it!
I tilled up the back side of the Cellar Bed and planted some bachelor buttons and lots of zinnias there. I will need to water it to get good germination. No rain is in our forecast for the next week; just 90° days and 70° nights....is it July?
I mowed part of the yard before quitting around my usual time.
My fake electric fence did not deter digger dog! I think I will check that green coated fencing about 2 feet high.
I planted the pre-soaked okra seeds this morning. I had the ground all ready for planting so that was a snap.
I told DH that I wasn't going to do any gardening this morning....except for the okra which was a must-do. You know how that goes....I spotted some tall poke I had missed so got the long-handed pruners and got those.....then a few sapling redbuds and ash were showing above the plants.....so an hour and a half later, I was finished.
The lilies are beginning. The first was the pink one in the path and then the trumpet Regale Lilies did their thing.
and this lime green one by the Smokehouse,
I found my missing Brunello lily! It is near the driveway. I must have dug it and moved it and it hasn't bloomed for a while. I will wait until more are open to take its picture.
I have three more clumps, all white, but different varieties that are loaded with buds but not opened yet.