Monday, July 25, 2011
Now in my garden Nyt puutarhassa
Dyeplants from my garden: above japanese indigo and below on the left woad from last year, which I already harvested once and which now seems ready for second harvest. On the right there are chinese woad plants planted this summer, their leaves are more bluish.
Last year I grew annual japanese grass (Arthraxon hispidus) which flowered and had self seeded. It grows now in the path next to woad bed.
Among the japanese grass, there was a nice blue flower Anchusa officinalis, which is relative to a dyeplant Anchusa tinctoria. I only grow these because they are pretty and bees and other insects love them.
Woad seeds were ripe and I harvested them, From one plant I got enough seeds for at least couple of years.
Madder is flowering
Flowers in Dyer's Broom (Genista tinctoria) are starting to open, soon they are ready for dyeing.
And dahlias are flowering.
Soon my first goldenrods are flowering and ready for harvest, these are nameless early garden cultivar.
Our native goldenrods are already in full bloom and waiting to be harvested.
Tansy is flowering.
And so is knapweed
And couple of photos from other plants from my garden: Lavatera thuringiaca flowers now.
And already colors of the end of the summer.