It's been an up and down week for the gardener. First the ups.
I've been delighted to see how well my vegetable garden is coming along. It promises a lot of good eating this summer. Moreover, blooms are bustin' out all over, painting the garden with bright spring colors. And, if all of that weren't enough, I have a nice crop of butterfly caterpillars growing on their host plants.
I've already shown you some of the Monarch caterpillars that are munching my milkweed. I've been expecting to find Giant Swallowtail and Black Swallowtail caterpillars as well, but I haven't seen any of them yet.
On the down side, I wrenched my right knee, and I've been (literally) down for a couple of days with that, but I'm happy to report that it is better and I should be back to normal, or as close to normal as I get with my arthritic knees, in a couple of days.
The amaryllises have been especially beautiful this year and they were still gracing the garden this week.
Soon, knee permitting, I hope I'll be playing in the garden again, as well.