"In the central portion of the great North American Continent there lies an arid and repulsive desert, which for many a long year served as a barrier against the advance of civilization. From the Sierra Nevada to Nebraska, and from the Yellowstone River in the north to the Colorado upon the south, is a region of desolation and silence." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

Monday, September 4, 2017

Garden Updates: Vegetables, Butterflies, and Morning Glories

After the grasshopper-ravaged onion harvest, the other quarters are still thriving:

Elsewhere, the sunflower patch has been hosting swarms of monarch butterflies:

 And our "heirloom" morning glories (from seeds originally planted in Virginia in 2009) provide some color around the compost bin:

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