Today in the garden

It’s hard to fully tell you the pleasure the garden gives me. It is a living picture, a piece of art to gaze upon. Seriously! That’s how it feels. The years I’ve put into it pay dividends. Small but not miniscule, it draws me like any space indoors: What can I do here? How can I make it better? Would that look better moved over there? I rearrange just like inside, always tweaking details. It makes me happy. I spent nothing this year on plants or extras, things being what they are. I figured I’d work with what I have and then was fortunate that people gave me living things: tomato seedlings, seeds (basil, bean, okra), and just this week a hanging petunia with the palest shade of creamy yellow flowers. I gave away things too – about a dozen large hostas. I broke out my lovely chimes and my Dollar Tree decor 😁 (I thought to attach/tape my little spinners to a shepherd’s hook and bamboo stick so that they sit up off the ground and catch more wind – for such simple items they sure don’t lose my interest!).

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The garden in the early morning through the window

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The garden in the late afternoon through the window

14 thoughts on “Today in the garden

  1. Sheila Moss

    I love your garden blogs. Mine is recovering this year. Last year I was sick and unable to get out at all, so neglect and weeds took over quickly. It is a joy to see it coming back. A new favorite is 4 o’clocks. Have you ever tried them?

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    1. Colette Post author

      Thanks! 4 o’clocks sounds familiar but nothing visual immediately comes to mind. There is something so restorative about working in the yard, right?

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            1. Colette Post author

              I just googled moonflower myself; in my area it’s an annual vine but they can be perennials. I didn’t know that. They’re very striking.

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