Thursday, July 31, 2014

Photo Dump: In The Garden

"A garden is a delight to the eye and a solace for the soul."
- Sadi -

Our local paper recently wrote “If you like your summer days mild and your evenings cool this has been the perfect summer. But if you enjoy 30-degree days and sweating through steamy nights after a too-long winter, this summer has been a disaster.”

It’s been a ‘lukewarm’ summer; wonderfully comfortable without any major heat waves. I’m personally loving it (minus some of the rain), and so is my garden. With the cool and wet weather, the plants have been blooming for unbelievably lengthy periods. In all the years I've been tending to this garden, I've never seen such a continuous explosion of colour. There are flowers popping up everywhere, and they’re sticking around for a very long time.

Come along for a stroll...

I love the pretty blooms of the Lilium 'Lollypop'. Unfortunately, so do the rabbits!

The rabbits are also enjoying the Asclepias tuberosa more than I'd like them to.

Lilium 'Royal Sunset' puts on a spectacular show each year.

The elegant white flowers of the Lilium 'Navona'.

Gaura lindheimeri ‘Passionate Rainbow’ adds a special touch with its delicate blooms.

Butterflies can't resist the Centaurea dealbata flowers.

No garden is complete without the presence of Shasta Daisies.

All the Monardas (Beebalms) are thriving with the cool and wet weather.

Rudbeckia hirta 'Toto Rustic' is a favourite of bees and butterflies.

Alcea rosea ‘Spotlight Mars Magic’ produces beautiful red flowers and grows almost 7 feet tall!

What’s your summer like so far?


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Question Of The Day

What do you miss most about being a kid?

Where does one start with this? I can write an entire book about the beautiful things about being a child, but I’ll keep it short, and save the rest for another day.

What I miss most is having the illusion that the world is a safe place, and being completely and totally unaware of all of the terrible things that happen every single day on our otherwise beautiful planet.

A close second is the excitement of finding the prize in the cereal box before my two brothers did!

What do you miss most?



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