Just finished early morning watering and dead heading plants.
A few daylilly blooms remain but like the iris, buttercups,
Spring bulbs, clematis and peonies
they will soon be asleep for the rest of the year.
Pink phlox are blooming, cypress vine beginning to climb
and soon will sport its red blooms, cone flowers both pink
and white more showy this year, spider lilies are not blooming
as of yet and not as large, this plant in past so big and showy
at this time. Red bee balm was so showy this year and a new garden
friend shared her pink with me - it has been planted and guarded
to make sure it comes up next year.
Several plants did not come back this year even though
their seeds were planted, one old favorite
I will visit past neighbor to see if she has blooms and will
collect seeds of this hyacinth bean plant.
Zinnia's were missed and always an abundance and so showy
Obedient plant is large
but not blooming as of yet
I need to plant hollyhocks
in another area as they surface so healthy and soon sport yellow leaves
then realize the damp area is not the ideal place for this plant with many memories.
Much beauty this year but somehow does not seem like the past and may
be due to so much rain, heat and now needing rain.
So, I separate plants, place some in other areas and in my mind dream of next year
and remember that this beauty does not last and the peak of its beauty seems to be
May, June and a week in July. Also realize time and time again that a garden
takes time to come into its own beauty and even though this is really a new garden
it has been beautiful.
Many plants have not been mentioned
but these come to mind as I sit at my computer.
Time to take off these garden clothes, put on fresh old clothes
and eat breakfast. Another day of exstreme heat is predicted
and staying close to my cottage.....