The bees are in love with the purple flowers on this ornamental grass. Have you taken time to pause and wonder about the beauty of nature? … [Read more...] about Happy bees happy plants
The moment I look forward to each year occurred earlier this week. I held summer in the palm of my hand. There were a few canes of raspberries planted in the backyard of my childhood home. Each summer, my task was to watch, wait, and in time harvest. I’ll be honest–it was a rare afternoon if more than 3 made it the 50 feet or so back into the house. Standing with my toes wiggling in soft warm grass, the sun beating down on … [Read more...] about to hold summer
Very soon we will taste summer from our garden. It's a garden that's kept itself for the most part. That wasn't my intent, but it's given us more time to spend with Shadow. There are two tomato plants we're tending this year. What I thought was a yellow pear is ripening first. There may be peppers, in theory this plant produces a purple bell. Right after I planted, we had issues with hungry local wildlife (the chipmunks, … [Read more...] about almost a taste of summer
The hydrangea are abundant this year. I love them. The shifting of colors, the shape of the flowerhead, it all combines for beauty. … [Read more...] about june garden beauty
In 2019 I moved the peonies to a sunnier spot in our space. Last year, they grew, but the tiny buds never developed further or bloomed. I'm pleased this year to share a peony blossom. … [Read more...] about peony!