So...the big story is that Bindweed has harvested our last tulips--20,000+ this year. Thank you everyone for supporting the big tulip push. The first week after the end of tulips is always a little weird for Bindweed because of the lag between tulips and peonies. The peonies are doing well and we will have zillions but they are behind last year due to the cool spring...but the cool spring has produced an amazing crop of lilacs! We are harvesting loads of lilac each day, big fragrant heads on sturdy stems.
The allium have started just as the thermopsis is waning.
The hellebores are FINALLY ready for harvest. (I have been watching and checking the hellebore for two months--the heads formed in the snowy days of spring but I have been waiting for the seed heads to form. What you think is the flower is actually the guard petals and the flower is a small fringe around the stamens that falls out very quickly allowing the seed heads to begin forming. If a hellebore is harvested before this stage it will look beautiful for a few hours and then droop over like a very sad flower. So all the gorgeous photos of hellebores in bridal bouquets and magazine covers probably just lasted the shoot and then promptly wilted. Hellebores are a practice in patience--but so worth the wait.)
Our first crop of Bells of Ireland are ready and the Chantilly snapdragons are not far behind. We will begin harvesting this weekend, so first come, first served. Our sage crop is the best we have ever produced--so lush, long stems, big leaves, full of life and fragrance.
We are harvesting the last of the crab apples and the first blooming viburnum. To fluff up our availability I am harvesting anemone sylvestris from the yard. It is a delicate woodland anemone, tiny but very sweet.
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