One gardener's observations, discoveries and random thoughts whilst simultaneously worshipping and dallying in a Cape Cod garden. "A garden," said Ralph Waldo Emerson, "is like those pernicious machineries which catch a man's coatskirt or his hand, and draw in his arm, his leg and his whole body to irresistable destruction."

Hazy Afternoon

Here’s our meadow on this hazy afternoon, as seen through a pair of yucca spikes which are climbing toward the sky.

This is a nice assortment of wild daisies and dianthus. I look forward to seeing the two spread and grow together.

Summer’s heat came home to roost today, and it sounds like it’ll be with us throughout the coming week. The tomato plants are sure to be happy. They all seem to have taken a giant leap for Tomato-kind in my absence.

New blooms are appearing on the largest of the peony plants. Many of the old ones look good, though certainly they accounted for just some of the dead-heading that was needed following my weekend away.

Now, by dead-heading of course, I mean removing the spent flower heads to encourage more bloom, not dancing around the meadow in tie-dye and cargo shorts, with a doobie in hand. Although, it being the Midsummer Revels, all celebrations are welcome!

And here’s a nice bouquet I put together for us, featuring the tickseed, some daisies and two of those great red roses from the trellace out back.


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