Today was one of those magical garden days where I was incapable of thought.
Incapable of planning.
Incapable of finding fault.
Incapable of tinkering and pulling and snipping.
The garden just was and that felt fucking awesome.
I appreciated all that it took for these visitors to make it here and personally thanked them for bringing my garden to life.
I wish I could remember the exact day when I allowed Joe Pye Weed to come into my life. Because that day should be celebrated each year.
There is nothing like the feeling of the sun burning your neck, the dirt under your fingernails and the feeling of warm earth in your fingertips. But it can be eye opening and rewarding to take a step back and enjoy the fruits of your labor every once in a while.
and then stepping back some more …
and some more …
Shit, I created that and it’s kind of great.
When this blissful type of day arrives, I can even tolerate the clashing of colors because they had to bloom their asses off to clash in the first place.
So why not enjoy them for what they are on their own and not sweat how they interact with others. The fleeting nature of flowers/perennials is why we love them so damn much.
The fading of flowers is part of the process and one of the greatest lessons I’ve learned over the years. Sure, I could cut the spent blooms to promote new blooms and keep things all tidy and sometimes I’ll do just that. But allowing the blooms to fade gracefully while others take the lead role just feels right. Take yourself out of the equation.
And some times plant combos create themselves through some sort of divine intervention. Like this Anemone bloom crawling up inside this Blue Grama Grass. I have no memories of planting this Anemone and have never successfully seen one bloom in my own garden. Now we sit back and enjoy.
QOTD – Who is better, “Blissful John” or “Let’s take all the fun and enjoyment out of gardening John”? Not that I can control who appears when, but I’m curious just the same.