Monday, June 13, 2016

Sunday - What's Bloomin' Now?

We're in that best of all months in the Central Virginia garden.  Everything is even more lush than usual with all the rain in April and May, but the two very late freezes have caused some interesting [perennial] bedfellows.
Something new opens almost every day, making my morning strolls oh, so satisfying. [Is there anything in the world better than taking that first cup of tea - or coffee - and just wandering around looking for what's changed since yesterday?
Today was the first day that i could wander thru and gather posies for the table and have way more than i needed.
Hydrangea, yarrow, bachelor's buttons, lavender, bee balm, and Budeleia globosa. 

And, then there was this:
Yes.  It's aster.  Not due until September, but happily blooming with the first of the lilies.  I love June!!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

What Were They Thinking?

On days like today, i find myself wondering about the Founding Fathers ... what were they thinking?

Was it this?

Or, perhaps only this?

And, what do we do now?