Late summer...

Our cardoon's first bloom (planted last year). A relative of the artichoke. We didn't have much success with blanching and eating the stalks last year, but the blooms sure are nice and the bumblebees love them.

Sedum in bloom, another last summer favorite of the bumblebee.

Testing out our repaired irrigation system and new sprayer. Our volunteer sunflowers (background) are out of control!