FLOWERS OF MY DAY AND PROBABLY MY MONTH

It is still snowing.

We had crocuses. I saw them between snows. But it’s cold and snowing again, so I’m not optimistic about their survival. And anyway, their time is just about over. Thus, I am happy to have a bouquet. At least there are colors in it.

Astroemeria

Flowers from my birthday bouquet. Or, more to the point … the end of my flowers. The golden-yellow flowers are astroemeria (Thank you Judy!)

Blue (almost turquoise) daisy (hint of chrysanthemum below)

And of course the blue ones are daisies. The green is eucalyptus and if you take it out of the water, it dries out and you can store it more or less forever.

 

WILD GARDEN

For all practical purposes, our garden has gone completely wild. Other than occasionally pulling out the bindweed and pieces of dead rose-bush, I can’t do much and no one else has energy or interest.

Yet the garden blooms. In no organized way. It looks — is — unstructured. Without design. Natural.

Which oddly, is fine with me.

WHAT MAKES A DAISY LAZY?

My daisies appear as energetic as any other flowers, so I feel they have gotten an unfair reputation based on simple rhyming.

Considering the battle my daisies had to fight to survive in our untended garden, I think they deserve a medal for valor!

LAZY DAISY

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As the chilly winds of winter are beginning to blow, my toes go into frozen mode. The rest of me isn’t cold, but until the sun comes back, my feet will never be warm. So … what could be more soothing than flowers? From this past summer, my favorite late summer blossom – Black-eyed Susans.

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Best of the Summer Garden

As the summer draws to a close — I can’t believe it’s almost over — it’s time to sing a little homage to the garden’s glorious few months.