And the other way you know it’s summer is that’s when you start to lose the war on weeds.
Remember the black swallowwort? Here’s what a patch that I had cleared out of the evil weed looks like now. Isn’t that nice? Such a beautiful mix. There’s some yellow wood sorrel(which is actually a tasty little snack) in the lower left, some lamb’s quarters (which is delicious!) behind the rather attractive grass stalks, and um, oh yeah. Black swallowwort. Which is poisonous even to monarch butterflies.
Have I mentioned that it’s evil lately?