Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
corner boxes and clover
the bachelor's buttons that ellen and shannon planted on may twentieth are spilling out over the side of the corner box while the rest of the flowers are going to bloom cyclically until autumn....neat..in the other bookend corner box the helianthus family is in residence for some time to come as the firecracker sunflowers and the jerusalem artichokes compete for blooming honors...just outside the box the arborvitae is doing well...it shocked a bit when it was first planted...due in part because the root ball was bone dry...someone at menards wasn't paying attention to watering...it has recovered nicely and has added a bit of height as the season has gone on...the ends of the branches have stopped turning brow and it looks settled into its new home for a lengthy stay...back in the beds the very first new zealand white clover blooms have appeared...they have been chugging along for a while now...fixing nitrogen and now have turned to working on producing seed...if you look closely under the leaf on the left side of the bloom's stem you can see another flower just starting to enmerge...i still have seed for this and for dixie clover...as well as winter vetch and winter rye and some alfalfa too...we will have "green" nitrogen for spring and erosion control for winter...the season never really ends...just shifts gears.
an industrial worker and university student (everyone needs a hobby...my hobbies have evolved and, to keep things straight, i have left my formal student career behind for reasons that are too detailed to delve into here...continuing to be a student of life however and not adverse to learning...stasis is death ) sliding down the back side of middle age...a social loner with collectivist leanings...explain that.