By planting flowers one invites butterflies...by planting pines one invites the wind...by planting bananas one invites the rain, and by planting willows one invites cicadas. Chao Ch'ing, quoted in Gardens of China by Osvald Siren
Ah, the garden in the early summer. I am easing into the planning cycle of gardening slowly. I have been planting successions of Tatsoi, Arugula, Mache and Snow Peas (although the latter were promptly eaten by those scrappy little chipmunks). These winter crops keep me somewhat happy during the long, cold and gray season in the Happy Valley. Soon, I will post an image of my beautiful broom corn and my feet amongst my sprouts.