This month, I decided to use some branches of my Teucrium fruticans bush, a beautiful California native (also called Germander) that has leaves that are silvery grey on top and silvery white underneath. The flowers are tiny but are a lovely purple and attract native bees every spring. Those branches form the base layer of leaves, and then I layered some seed pods from Monarda fistulosa (Bee Balm or Wild Bergamont) over the top.
This Wild Bergamont is beautiful in bloom. It lasts a couple of months, then the seed pods take over and are lovely in their own right.
Last weekend, I sowed a bunch of crops in flats for planting October first. I realized that there were some things I was missing - like cabbage. So I ordered some interesting varieties from Seeds from Italy, and I'm hoping to have some different things to show you come Fall.