“Mary, Mary, quite contrary”


Mary, Mary, quite contrary

How doth your garden grow?

With silver bells and cockleshells

And pretty maids all in a row.

The Dorling Kindersley Book of Nursery Rhymes (2000)

The narcissus are interesting. I never planted them and they are not even in the garden proper, but on the other side of the driveway where the wildflowers grow.

Maybe the seeds blew here or a bird dropped them. the hydrangea looked great, but something ate them. I’m betting on deer because they’ve been eaten almost all the way down to the ground. And despite everything, the daffodils were still blooming a couple of days ago as are the wild strawberries. Actually, there are more wild strawberries blooming now than were blooming more than a week ago.

Most of the columbine are still buds. Just this one plant has started flowering. I don’t know if the day lilies will bloom. They got mangled during the garden cleanup. They might bloom very late. The roses aren’t out yet, but are growing like mad, so I am expecting them any day now. There are some new plants in the back garden — chives and asters, but they are still buds. Not yet flowers.

And that’s it for now. I do hope the day lilies recover.

I guess it’s up to you to decide which are the silver bells and what are the cockle shell. I think the rhododendrons are the pretty maids all in a row, but that’s just a guess.

Categories: Cee's Photo Challenge, Flower of the day, Flowers, FOTD, Gallery, Gardens, Photography

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10 replies

  1. Love your garden no matter the names, lol Wonderful to see.


  2. Oh what beautiful florals you have in your garden 😀


  3. Beautiful photos, Marilyn.


  4. Beautiful Garden, Marilyn. 🌸🤗


  5. You’ve a lovely place and flowers are amazing


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