Every day, I’m reminded how fortunate I am to have stayed put for thirty-three years, with a garden now chock full of mature trees and shrubs. Still, I’m impatient with new plantings, and unfortunately, not attentive to the care required to nurture tiny perennials that are shoehorned into gaps.
For once, I must agree with my wife. I am not a patient person, but while I might not sit for long, in the garden I slow down. I will marvel at a carpenter bee feasting on nectar from the pink flowered summersweets (Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice, above). I am fascinated by the intricate detail of flowers of the Annabelle hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’, below).
No matter the season, there is some flower, bark, or beast to marvel over. I cannot imagine the time when I do not have a garden, and even in the heat of summer I wander the garden, relaxing a mind that wants to race through the day.
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Your photos are beautiful!!
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