Buddy, at swim meet with the kids. Happy Fathers Day. Fish in oven, salad in fridge. xoxo
Archelous and Hercules, 1947, Thomas Hart Benton
A contest of muscle and will between Hercules and Archelous, the Greek god who ruled over the rivers. In flood season, Archelous took on the form of an angry bull, tearing new channels through the earth with his horns. Hercules defeated him by tearing off one horn, which became Nature's cornucopia, or horn of plenty. Benton saw the legend as a parable of the American Midwest where he imagined a future when the waterway was tamed and the earth swelled with robust harvests. Benton's mythic scene also touches on one of the most compelling events of the late 1940s. America's agricultural treasure was airlifted to Europe through the Marshall Plan as part of Truman's strategy to rebuild Europe and contain communism.
- Lettuce, Spinach Arugula
- Green Lawn
- Pumpkins & Gourds
- Watering young Shrubs and Trees
- Lavender (drought tolerant)
- Tender annuals in clay soil and extremely erratic weather conditions will only break your heart
- Bacteria, bugs, and bunnies always eat first
- Garlic, onions, and potatoes are easy
- Shrubs get thirsty
- Trees take time
- Perennials > Annuals.....always
- Hand watering shrubs and trees
- Plan for fall shrub and tree installation
- Rain dance
- Hope for a new chainsaw for Father's Day
'Annabelle' (left) blooms on new wood and should be cut to the ground every spring.
'Oakleaf' (right) blooms on old wood and should not be pruned.
The newest addition to HSE School District and Lucy's next school. Big.