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“Spring Cleaning”?

Well, I couldn’t take it any longer.  I yanked out all of the cucumber plants, all but one of the Porter tomatoes, all the green tomatoes, the Tam peppers, a flowering vine (which only blooms once a year and is taking up too much room) and probably this weekend,  the purple hull pea vines.  I am also frustrated with the ground cherries.  I don’t think I will be able to scrape up enough ripe ones to make a jam, before they, too,  succumb to the heat.  Maybe all my summer purging will bring on Fall weather. 

Besides, I need to plant my Fall garden.   One of the plants I urgently need to get going is Parsley.  Monarch butterflies LOVE parsley.  Well, I should say the caterpillars do.  In a month or so, the Monarchs will be winging through here and I need to be ready.  In the meantime, I am enjoying the swallowtails.

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He was very cooperative.  Don’t you just  love butterflies!!

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