Before anything else, a quick word for the knitters: never fear, still knitting. I'll post a State of the Knits later this week. Highlights: got me some Frick-stash!
Until then, more gardening.
Taking over from the departed hemlocks:
Tomatoes, peppers and basil. It's late to be starting - but we've already had a first batch of pesto, from pinching back the basil transplants before they went in the ground.
And, unexpectedly, actual beans, from the scarlet runner I'd stuck in among the flowers, in hopes of luring in a few hummingbirds. There's a purple hyacinth bean growing right beside it, which really is just for pretty. It's a plant I've been crazy about ever since the summers I worked here. (There's a great shot of the hyacinth bean covering a locust arbor if you click through to the vegetable gardens, and onwards to the link to the "panorama of the vegetable garden". Go have a look around.)