Friday, June 08, 2018

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Out in the Garden.......

feeding the birds, watering, and, as I look for flowers to honour the altar on Sunday I realize that spring is quietly saying goodbye!



All the rosy peonies have abandoned their flouncy petticoats around their grassy feet, - the iris and the wind anemones have faded away, to recharge for next year.  And the poppies....  The only flowers in bloom are the clematis, the shasta daisies, the remains of the cabbage roses (although the Blaze, which we have ALWAYS had in our gardens) is dimished, but its usual glorious self.....
 And here and there a yellow daisy or two, hinting at the gold and red and purple glories to come when the beds take on their summer attire.




The altar will have to be content with some small white and gold flowers (whose name I have forgotten although I know it so well!!) the purple clematis and the silvery shards that complement them.  God won't mind!!!!



Soon the lilies will be in full bloom and the bee balm will be doing what bee balm does for those little buzzing gold and brown creatures.  I have red and purple bee balm, royal colours to complement the gold of the barn flowers that create a hedge of privacy along the back fence, the invasive yellow daisies who would gladly take over the whole garden if they were allowed (sigh), and those lilies, that are so gorgeous and fragrant.






Someday I will post pictures of the gardens I have left behind, that were so precious to Charles and to myself, but I am content in these later years with the comfort of the old and not so spectacular plants, and my little handkerchief lawn is sufficient.  





5 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

I am pleased you get such pleasure from your garden Hildred. I am now planting up a garden which has never been done by the folk who lived here before. I am really enjoying doing it with the help of my gardener. One 'block' has marestail and is going to prove a problem but otherwise things are going well. Yours looks in fine form.

Chip Butter said...

Oh my, I see so much worthy of the altar! The longest day is just around the corner; seems such a short time ago that we were all so anxious for spring. My bee balm is just beginning to bloom, but then your garden is well ahead of ours.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Some lovely flowers there to brighten up your church.

Penny said...

Beautiful.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your 'handkerchief yard' is more than sufficient -- providing food for the soul not only for the Church altar, but also for you, your neighbors, and your readers. (Although this reader realizes from this beautiful post just how much I've missed by not being home on this coast during the Spring season!!) Thank you for sharing -- and for the memories!!