June 14th, 2019
The Garden is in transition these days...
The tulips and daffodils are just a fond memory
and the pink and scarlet peony petals have shattered, -
dry and crushed, although still reminiscent of their beauty.
I strolled a bit through the garden this morning...
Bruce was with me when we started, but he soon
found exciting smells to investigate and
was burrowing amongst the jungle of phlox
Soon he found a blanket to rest on and contemplate!
Callie just found a spot to lie down where it was cool!!
The day lilies, the flax and the magnificent and regal lilies
are starting to bloom
The great cabbage pink roses have a
scattering of rosy pennies around their feet, and the last of the blue
delphinium growing through their branches.
Though these lovely Monet colours remain as accents
the main body of the garden is turning to
Soon the barn flowers will line the back fence with gold
and the bee balm will burst into a circle of scarlet and royal purple.
Asters and white daisies - the heritage sweetpeas which I find
have burrowed their way throughout the garden......and the rudbeckia..
lovely shades of yellow.
To say nothing of the sun flowers that are reaching up the fence
to shine on people going down the lane!
It is a small garden, compared to the ones that Charles and I tended
over the years, but a precious place to relax sometimes,
and sometimes to bestow lovely rich earth under the fingernails!!
(Alas, it is also the source of many an evening's back ache!!!)
Endured with the pleasure of gardening!!!