The garden at the end of June
A stroll through......
A visiting swallowtail, and some volunteer
poppies that sprang up in the same pot as the borage and the sweet basil
and the lettuce, which is sure to bolt if somebody doesn't help me harvest it.
The little corner where the bag of potatoes, the curly end of the garlic
that appeared, unplanted, and the marigold (which were supposed to be Cosmos)
brighten up a spot where the yellow climber reaches up to
the bird house on a pole.
The Shastas are happy and healthy and their golden centres blend nicely
with the yellow daisies,
which are happy too, but not too healthy
as their stems this year are playing host to a great horde
of red mites.
Over in the corner the day lilies bloom at the feet of the barn flowers,
which have grown tall and leafy, but won't bloom for another week,
The small, purple clematis has spread itself generously over the back fence
and here are a few volunteers that are filling in the other corner of the garden
at the end of the raised bed
where the lilies and the bee balm are vying for attention
or else just enjoying each other's company
some spirea, some comfrey and the lovely lavender
clematis that climbs the arch above the gate
to the side garden
Outside the front fence the common day lily and the yellow daisy
stand behind a wonderful array of yarrow that came to visit
uninvited, but so welcome.
It has been a cooler spring and one encouraging to wandering seeds.
Look closely and you will see those dratted red mites....
it is probably the weather that has encouraged them, too.
If you're in the neighbourhood, come to visit
Tea. coffee and cookies, - lots of birds
and bees, buzzing around.
And the mosquitoes which were so horrendous
have retired to wherever mosquitoes go when they
quit harassing the gardener.........