For now it's summer. Two months to myself to garden and relax before I hit the books once more.
The garden is a big mess as you might expect. Not a stitch of weeding has been done, plants are still sitting in pots waiting to go into the ground, worse still there are summer bulbs that I haven't planted! (not sure these are still alive or not...)
Despite not being able to get into my garden to work I have been enjoying it. Over the last two months I've spent a considerable amount of time sitting in our dining room. It has a big bay window facing out over the flower garden. The view looks like this
And while I'm congratulating myself can I mention as well how great the procession of blooms has been. This too was completely unintended. I have simply planted what I like but amazingly it has worked well. The first bulbs to appear in spring were the hyacinths, followed quickly by tulips and daffodils.
|late tulips provide a pretty backdrop to emerging columbine|
Then the mountain bluet and jacob's ladder
|Mountain bluet - Centaurea montana|
|I picked up this lovely native iris at the local plant sale|
Anyway, thank you all for hanging in there, I appreciate your patience. I look forward to catching up on all your blogs one by one in the coming weeks. till then, happy gardening