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Photo: Bee and thistle: Taken high in the Cascade Mountains where there is a bee buzzing on every thistle. by Debora Rorvig

Friday, June 29, 2012

Garden log

It's 1:20 p.m. and I am returning home with a little flat of purple-striped petunias and crimson-red verbena. I wanted everything at the Farm and Garden store today. I always want everything when I go there. But it's the end of the month and my checking account is pretty low; so I settle for the $2.99 for six assortments. I remind myself of the small fortune I have spent on flowers over the years...I could've had a diamond necklace with all the money I've spent. But I didn't want diamonds...The jewels I wanted were sweet Shasta daisies. And brilliant orange tiger lilies. Romantic pastel hollyhocks to lean against my white picket fence. (Last house.) And a pretty row of red geraniums to set in front of the brick on my porch...goodness, everyone knows that geraniums are a necessity where there is brick don't they? Sigh...it's a lifelong addiction; this gardening habit!

Today I will work in my little herb garden. The petunias and verbena will fill the fountain in the center. It's hot and muggy out here. The sun has dimmed and clouds are rolling in. Perspiration is dripping off my nose. Funny how I hate to sweat in the gym, but will happily work myself into a lather in the garden. It will rain tonight, I can smell rain in the air; maybe even thunder. But not now. I've got a few hours yet.

I smile at the herbs in satisfaction. They are thriving--even though it's been rainy as all get-out.

Sweet little cherub! You've lost your wings and your legs are broken; I love you all the more for it!

leathery sage leaves

The marigolds seem to be keeping the bugs away from the cabbage. The broken eggshells I've been tossing around seem to have held the slugs at bay. I hear slugs don't like to crawl over eggshells. I wouldn't either, if I were a slug.

After weeding I water everything well. Yep, it's gonna rain, but I love to water after weeding. It cools me down. Baron likes to water too! He runs back and forth through the spray much like the kids did when they were little.  Silly boy!

All done. Now for a little once-around the yard to see what's happening elsewhere.

Sloggers off. Head for the shower. It's been a good day, here in my garden!


ellen b. said...

Ahh...look at your garden grow! Nice work.

allisamazing said...

Your garden is looking so lovely!


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