How I love how that feels - Sunday in the garden. After two months of swelter - well, you all know how it has been in the States - today I finally spent three quality hours in the garden this morning. Not just deadheading and weeding, but actually planting... planting!
It's a great time to prowl the garden centers for perennials on sale and I found some good buys yesterday on Asian lilies, as well as some hardy mums that I used to fill out the planters in the front of the house.
And, finally, in honor of Jane's vacation and because I have made a commitment to Belinda that I will cut more flowers.... I cut some flowers for the house. The planters are overflowing with color, so I picked some mini-dahlias and many verbena. They were difficult to work with because their stems were both short and curvy. I guess that's one of the first lessons. Note to self.... choose flowers with stronger and straighter stems.