Good morning! The past two days have been so lovely here at the cottage. Friday gave us an all-day-long rain; we desperately needed it. Today the temps will be in the low 80’s with very little humidity. Heaven. I have a bit of mowing and garden clean-up to do and these civilized temperatures will make those chores much more pleasant.
Missing Don. He always says our house isn’t a home without me here. I feel the same way when he’s gone. I’ve been trying to keep myself busy: dusting, swiffering, vacuuming, cleaning, reading, working on the blog, eating….eating too many cookies, I might add. But I miss talking to my sweetheart. We talk on the phone, of course, but it’s not the same, is it?
Okay, enough of feeling sad.
My little side garden – the bed I added last year – is perking up. I’ve planted a butterfly bush there, some catmint, liatris, day lilies and some ground cover. My white coneflowers, which were taken over by the rose bushes, were transplanted there. They are a wee bit stunted in growth this year and the darn bunnies have eaten some of the petals but I trust they’ll come back strong next year.
Isn’t this a beautiful day lily? Oh, oh…I see a weed. But then again, I see weeds everywhere in the garden beds. It’s a never-ending battle.
Liatris remains one of my favorite, wonderfully exotic, plants.
The spires are well over 4 feet tall. I planted these last year and they came back beautifully. Unfortunately, the lupine I planted at the same time didn’t come back this year. That kind of thing is usually a mystery. It just didn’t make it. But I’m very happy the liatris decided to stay.
I’ll be out and about in the garden today. What are your plans for today?