You couldn’t ask for more beautiful weather than we’ve been having. It forced me, forced me I tell you, to go to buy all the flowers that I had decided against because the planting conditions had been so poor.
Then I worked till me bones ached and me back gave out.
As soon as I recovered…it was back to the nursery and green house for just a wee bit more.
I put in about five Scabiosas because I like them so well. I am also trying a pale yellow one (ochroleuca). Finally got some Valerian -also called Jupiter’s Beard, and have finally been weeding that front garden. Mostly, I put together container plantings. Nothing uniquely creative, I am sorry to say, but some pretty things.
The pond is home to some happy frogs. I counted four, they sit on the lily pads just like they are often pictured.
The zinnias came up nicely, but some of the other seed-grown flowers made a spotty show. I’m just glad to see flowers and sunshine…..
And blue skies…oh joy!
Now that the rains have abated it is time to buy mulch. I sheared the princess spireas, and have done a bit of judicious pruning of various shrubs such as the Viburnum tomentosum and the chaenomeles.
But not too busy to occasionally just sit in a chair in the sun sipping coffee and enjoying the birds and the scents and … THE SUNSHINE!