Saturday, July 24, 2010

July 24th, 2010

Too much digging in the garden, - not enough writing about it!

A little update on July amongst the current blooms.

Summer arrived on the 21st of June, - still cool and pleasant but since then the days of early morning gardening and snoozing afternoons have come upon us.

But here is the garden while yet the temperature was being kind to the tender fragile blooms.

The roses still flourished, at the height of their first flush.

The new astilbe, a dainty, creamy spire at this stage of the game.

Katie brought a lovely bouquet from her rose garden

A canterbury bell surprised me next to the pathway,  blending in with the miniature bridal wreath.

The lavender daisies

Lilies and poppies and the remnants of the white delphinium. 

Miss Callie sunning herself on the bench beneath the Philadelphia Orange

and at night a full moon smiles benignly down on the sleeping garden

Lilies and roses, again

a gorgeous bloom on the mock orange, pure and fragrant

So green, so vivid, and the evening scented stock smells so heavenly

and, in the evening, it is all just a little mysterious

Observe this dew-drenched rose of Tyrian gardens
A rose today.  But you will ask in vain
Tomorrow what it is; and yesterday
It was the dust, the sunshine, and the rains.
-  Christina Rosetti

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