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."

Wild Things

Roses-in-the-Dunes

…you make my heart sing!

White-Rugosa

Pink-Rugosa-profile

Beach-Peas

Pink-Rugosa

Wild-Daisies

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Comments on: "Wild Things" (8)

  1. Hi G- love the photos… wanted you to know my little garden experiment seems to be working! Everything is growing! I also wanted to say thanks (to you and Patrick) for the tip about May’s book. Giving it to hubby for father’s day!

    Hey Mel!! Yay to your experiment’s success!! Woo hoo. I just loved May’s book…look forward to exploring more of her words in the future. I hope you both enjoy!!

  2. just wonderful

  3. i love wild roses. we have them all over the prairies and when they’re blooming the air is wonderfully fragrant. garden roses make me sneeze and give me a headache. wild roses remind me of camping and looking for fossil shells at the lake.

  4. What a gorgeous landscape! Surely those are also available domestically.

    The white and the pink roses are rosa rugosa…and they are available in many locations. Lovely plants, with bright shiny foliage and just heavenly fragranced flowers. If you’ve got a sunny space with less than perfect soil, they are often the best choice. They bloom more or less all season long and when the flowers fade, there are the lovely cherry-sized rose hips for visual interest and vitamin C!

  5. Love the wild roses, I’ve never seen white wild roses. Sure we have the multiflora roses and they are white but I bet the rosa rugosa is beautiful.

    Naomi – I know what you mean about the fragrance from the wild roses. It’s one of the smells that makes you glad to be outdoors.

  6. You make everything grooovy!

    DAISIES!!! They look so cheerful all the time.

  7. You make everything…

    groovy.

  8. Salina Inzaghi said:

    if u’ve ever read the book Heidi by Johanna Spyre, i imagine the flowers on the mountain the first time Heidi saw ’em when she followed Peter with the goats would look like your photos here ;)

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