#268 'And what is so rare as a day in June?'
Good morning Idylls,
"And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days; Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays."
Author: James Russell Lowell
I ran around all day yesterday and it seems like I got nothing done. Arrgghh!!! I hate it when that happens. So maybe today I can get Dougs garage cleaned out. We got some pretty biggy-big thunder storms last night and the lights flickered a bit, enough to reset all the digital clocks but not long enough to be a pain. WeÂre lucky, some are still without power and we are in another flash flood watch.
Sue, I was enjoying your garden pics again and was wondering what that beautiful grass is in front of your W ÂWine and RosesÂ? That is such a gorgeous combination with that rhododendron. Is that a yak type? Also, how wide and tall is that wegelia? I planted one in my terrace garden next to the large cimi in the second tier and IÂm hoping it isnÂt too difficult to keep in bounds.
Cindy, I agree with you 100% about SueÂs eye for dramatic combinations. My favorite from her gardens last year was the patio area next to the garage. She had a canna lily that looked like it was on steroids. Her patio with the bananaÂs and brugs felt like you were in the tropics. Simply fantastic! ~~ Here is a long shot of that clump of ÂBeverly SillsÂ. In past years it has been an indifferent bloomer but it is outperforming itself this year for some reason. I wish I knew what made it do so well.
Eden, thanks for checking in. Looking forward to hearing more about how you are doing and seeing pics of your containers.
Babs, how terrific that AJ isnÂt bothered by storms anymore. That must be a huge relief. ~~ Glad to hear the musical was a big success.
GB I so know what you mean that it is difficult to see the early clematis fading away! My lovely ÂAsaoÂ is just about done and it is time to get out the pruners. IÂm thinking IÂm going to cut it right back to the ground to start over again as that bottom growth is so twisted and woody it probably is the best way to go. Looking forward to pics of your gardens???
Mary, I canÂt believe how grown up Annie is looking! She is lovely, just like her mom. ~~ Mary, I donÂt know what that red iris is because it was a gift from a friend and she doesnÂt keep labels but I can send you a rhizome if youÂd like.
IÂm really excited about my rugosa standard this year. IÂve been working on this for at least fifteen years and the side stems are finally getting thick enough to really support the flowers. I thought the fuchsia standard looked good on that corner to echo the shape of the rose.
Just look at the amount of buds on this baby! The flowers that are open right now are enormous.
Have a great day all,