"It was the third of June, another sleepy dusty Delta day...." How many of you remember that song? I hope it will get as stuck in your head as it has been in mine all day!
So here are just a few shots taken today of various views around the homeplace. I so love the way every day a new old friend is opening up and blooming for the first time this year...my roses are so happy NOT TO BE EATEN!!!!!
This little corner plot is right by the entry to the house. Right now this out of control rose has drooped over a third of it...but it is a once bloomer, so when it is finished I will cut it way back so all those guys getting shaded can have some sunlight. Those perennial viburnum along the edges are going to take over the sidewalk over the next several weeks, and so is that seemingly harmless pot of white and pink Wave petunias.
This is above the rose garden looking down to the house. That japonica tree is about to peak with its pink blooms and is full of bees and hummingbirds. You can hardly notice the deer fence, see?
I heart my deer fence!
Art Shot! Looking down the driveway from under the japonica. That tree was 4 feet tall when I planted it.
This is the property that borders our big garden, to the southwest. Those cows remind me of my dairy days, even though they are beevies. We are hoping developers don't get busy here, but they probably will eventually.
That "hedge" you see in the foreground is solid blackberries.
Robert is blissfully hoeing his taters after having watered his corn beds. That is a mole trap under the bucket in the foreground. We are very sad to do it, but we dispatch the occasional mole to the astral where he can eat all the earthworms he wants. He is after all destroying my wildflower bed here.
Well, not quite. This is a typical section of what is happening in that front border. It has been weeded, so maybe half of what you see here will be blooming in about 6 weeks. The moss roses germinated well; there are several varieties of California poppies, some godetia, and I forget what else. Time will tell!
We are due a big change in the weather this week...25 degrees cooler. I just hope it doesn't pour on all my roses. But...if it hails, all the lavender will release the most heavenly scent from being pounded by the hailstones. I guess whatever happens in June is pretty magical.
"...and me I spend a lot of time pickin' flowers up on Choctow Ridge/and drop them into the muddy waters off the Tallahatchee Bridge....."