August 15th, 2012
There is a lot of greenery in the garden these days. This town garden is tucked into a small space between trees and neighbours and so there is a lot of shade in the garden, and I have noticed that the phlox in the front garden is very unhappy, - as is the sedum. A garden I pass on the way to get the mail has Autumn Joy in it that is flourishing in the sun, and twice as large as the plant I brought down from the hill garden and planted along the picket fence, not realizing it would be so shaded. After the year of experience there are things I will move around in the fall, - or in the spring in the case of the sedum.
Here they are soaking up the sun and even making the Chinese Underground Railway customers welcome. Look for them, - they are scattered throughout the bed. The Smilebox below won't work and won't go away. Recalcitrant creature......
Howard Nemerov, Poet Laureate
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