a not so secret garden

Peony buds start out small, green, and sticky. Ant colonies near the base of the plant send up collectors to scoop up sap, so it’s common to see one or two ants wandering on top of a flowerhead.

Buds like the one above explode into bloom by afternoon

Meanwhile, the first crop of edible cherries we've ever had! Still unripe but almost ready.

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