Here is the mindset for today:
- I am sick of hearing myself complain about all of the deer damage out in the garden so I can only imagine how y'all feel.
- It couldn't be uglier outdoors of late. Nothing but fog and drenched soil. "Soupy" is the perfect description. I'd kill for snow cover to hide it all.
- It is the 15th of the month, AKA "Garden Bloggers Bloom Day" and I ain't got squat going on right now. Of course I wouldn't expect to have anything this time of year, but you get the point.
The flu and other ailments are all around us as it is a cacophony of moans and coughs and sneezes.Pretend the prior sentence isn't there as my family has been relatively healthy to date and I don't want to jinx that.
Let's pretend for a day that we are in the middle of May or June or even July.
The daydreaming has commenced:
|Joe Pye Weed|
|Bugleweed 'Chocolate Chip'|
|Bellflower 'Joan Elliot'|
|Iris sibirica 'Snow Queen'|
|Iris sibirica 'Ruffled Velvet'|
|Penstemon 'Husker's Red'|
|Viburnum 'Emerald Lustre'|
|Catmint and Astilbe 'Amethyst'|
|Astilbe 'Deutschland' and Catmint|
|Coneflower 'Fragrant Angel'|
|Rose of Sharon 'Lavender Chiffon'|
|Summersweet 'Ruby Spice'|