Yes, it is time to assess the garden! There has been so much rain. So many storms!
So grateful that this morning in the garden is like paradise … if you don’t look too close. The sun is shining (Yes, you heard me correctly. Don’t worry, rain is coming back tomorrow). Back to paradise… sun is shining, nice breeze blowing, temps nearing 70 and birds are singing the most beautiful songs.
On my morning garden walk – which was limited as some of the areas of the garden are water filled – I saw new blooms emerging, like the beautiful phlox that last year gave me blooms for most of the summer. Roses that are still holding their head high and some not so much. Most clematis doing well, however, some are succumbing to the dreaded wilt.
Bloom Thyme This Week….
During my open garden day someone asked, “Just, How many clematis do you have? I said … “Not sure …. a bunch.” “Ask Mr. G, it’s likely he’s keeping tabs.” LOL #truth
I do have a lot because I love them. Some clematis have already finished blooming but here are this week’s bloomers. You can see from the picture gallery on one of the main gate trellises, Etoile Violette is doing great on one side and the other has succumbed to the dreaded Clematis wilt. It happens. I hate it, but it happens. I will cut down this wilted one and destroy. You can read more about Clematis Wilt here.
Catmint: Nepeta Walker’s Low
Creme Brûlée Coreopsis (Love) Excellent companion for roses.
Ghislaine de Felligonde (Hybrid Musk Rambler) first blooms tell me I am going to love having her in the garden. She first started blooming this week during a torrential downpour and I feared I would not see a petal left.
Little Mischief rose is starting to bloom. I just love it. Who doesn’t want a little mischief in their lives?!?
A small bird, I think it is a finch, is building a nest in my potting shed window box. I’ll need to be careful watering! Yikes.
I hear large equipment at a neighbor’s house and I see they are taking out big limbs near the power lines. I always get a bit nervous when I see trees go down! Especially when I suspect my tree line is next. 😬
If you need me, I’ll be deadheading. And, checking out the tree limb/ power line situation!
Hope you get to experience a bit of paradise today!
Genesis 2:15: God Placed man in the garden (of Eden) to tend and watch over it.