Wednesday, May 30, 2012

More Than a Moment

This picture was taken on 17 May. New things have come into flower in this garden since my 5 May posting and a few have hung on.

Several days later on 22 May no picture would be complete without including the foxgloves.

It is difficult to create a garden that is showy all season long. So often there is one big explosion of flowers followed by nothing much. I am pleased so far this year that one of my rock gardens has been exciting throughout the month of May, at least. My last posting in early May included a picture of the garden that I was proud of. This posting includes subsequent pictures in May of the same garden in about the same spot as the first. Of course, when the foxgloves and the cheddar pinks are finished the show will be dramatically muted, but I think it will still be of interest. Perhaps gratification will come from the little plants blooming in the cracks and crevices of the rockery.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


It is a cliche to say a garden is always a work in progress, but it is also true. I am probably worst than most in seldom being satisfied with a current status of my gardens. I am always thinking and planning what's next. To me that is most of the fun, but every once in a while I need to sit back and say, "OK, that's pretty much what I was after". I did that the other day, so I grabbed my camera and recorded it. The photograph is above. An hour later I removed some weeds that I should have noticed before I took the picture, so obviously my satisfaction was fleeting, and since this picture was taken some dramatic additional flowers have come into bloom. So....