My garden is happy, because there’s been a lot of rain, and I am here every day to take care of it. Some of my favorite stuff in the gardens are the foliage color and textural compositions. These mobile images that I emailed to myself do not want to become larger within the post. Apologies to my far more accomplished photographer/readers–advice graciously accepted. If you could see them better, you could see a lacecap hydrangea, a Japanese painted fern, and a little hosta called Golden Tiara up there. Below, ferns are growing through a weathered bench. I love that sort of thing as well. Shoot me, though, if I cross the line to wagon wheels and toilets planted with flowers. I’m whimsical, but not that damned whimsical.
I freaking love flowers. I am also a big fan of container gardens, especially ones with different things going on. In the blue pot below, I have these gorgeous Lemon Gem marigolds–they are so much greater than run-of-the-mill marigolds, because their foliage smells lemony, and the flowers are edible. Amazing. The big leaves are those sweet potato vines—I dug them out of the pots last fall and saved them over the winter. It took awhile, but they are taking off now, which makes me absurdly happy.
Happy July Third, flower people.
In a slightly related note, I would like to propose that a new tradition be launched, in the spirit of the annual Thanksgiving playing of Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant.” July third listening of Spinal Tap’s “Listen to the Flower People” starts today! Share with your friends! Here we go.