(Written May 19, 2008)
In The Garden, her husband and son are stopping by Faire Garden on their way to visit relatives in North Carolina. An elevated heartbeat and nervous energy are driving a frantic look around the house and garden in preparation for their arrival. She is bringing plants.
This once blooming beauty is draped over the shed. The recent wind storms blew it off the roof, we used a rake to push it back up to the top. Let’s hope for gentle breezes only today.
Heavy fog this morning has given the garden a magical atmosphere. The view is from under the garage deck looking toward the east, where the hidden arbor stands sentinel as it waits for the sun to rise.
Stipa grass and nigella buds are covered with the liquid air. Where did all these weeds come from? How did we miss all those spent flower heads? The roses need pruning, the small lawn of grass needs mowing, and where did all these weeds come from? Okay, take some deep cleansing breaths. The weeds only jump out to the gardener’s eyes, visitors will see only the flowers.
The morning light is creating an other worldly appearance with the heavy fog and mists everywhere as we cast a critical eye on the inhabitants outside. The recent rain has beat down a few things, maybe they will perk up later. The penstemon ‘Husker Red’ is at its peak.
Rosa ‘About Face’
Tina has come and gone now. She, her husband and son were charming and friendly. We were like long lost friends, talking non stop about plants, blogging and family. Mostly about plants. We walked the garden tour and she took a couple of pictures. I was so excited that my camera sat on the table inside the house during her entire visit. It wasn’t until she had left that it was realized not a single photo had been taken of her and her traveling companions. Let it be known that they were lovely and nice.
Make that extremely nice, for Tina brought, in addition to plants, this concrete plaque that she had made for the garden. I love it. Thanks so much, Tina, for being wonderful and coming so far out of your way to visit us. Y’all come back now, y’hear!