A cool front came through on Friday night
Making Saturday a perfect gardening day.
Most of the day was in the 80’s
Not bad for late June.
So Coco and I spent the entire day
The thing about having record rains in May
Is that June brings lots of weeds.
I’m not complaining
We so needed the rain
As do many
Who have not been as blessed.
It’s just a simple fact
I don’t really mind weeding
Though I did get a bit tired of it
By Saturday night.
But weeding gives you
A “plants-eye” view of the garden
Since you are sitting or crawling along the ground.
It’s a very different viewpoint
Than walking through a garden.
A change of perspective
A paradigm shift
So here’s what I noticed
As I crawled amongst the weeds
I have some serious something going on
All through my garden.
It’s a white powdery film on
And who knows what else.
I’m guessing it’s moisture related.
I’ve been cutting back the affected areas
But that isn’t always the case.
I dislike spraying things on my garden
So I try to avoid that.
If you have any suggestions
Let me know.
There are also lots of those nasty
Little black worms.
They love to eat the leaves
Of Gloriosa Daisies
Which is interesting
Since they all have prickly leaves.
They show up overnight
They will totally cover a leaf
And suck the life out of it.
Which makes it easy to gently pull off the leaf
And step on it till all are dead.
Gardening is such a gentile pastime!
But the view from the ground
Is not all weeds and bugs.
It’s also the vantage point
That gives you lovely little vignettes.
Purple Coneflowers are especially happy this year.
As are the Gloriosa Daisies.
The Oriental Lilies began to open this week.
Lacing the garden with their intoxicating scent.
Visitors to my garden
Never seem to notice the weeds.
They only see flowers.