Well. July certainly arrived in a jiffy, didn’t it? Gone are the delicate pinks and fresh greens of spring, to be replaced by the fiery hues of the hot days of summer. In our garden, the bee balm, coneflowers and lilies are taking center stage, soon to be followed up by the butterfly bushes, zinnias… Read More
My love for Georges has not waned!
I love summer.
Look who was visiting our Echinacea this morning and will you check out the pollen pants on him? Metallic green bees fall under the genus Agapostemon and are apparently quite common in the western hemisphere, but it wasn’t until we moved to the farmlands of central PA that I began seeing them and I’m so… Read More
“Fantin Latour” is in it’s second season here in our garden. We have her growing in a container against the side of our house in a south-facing location. It has taken this rose what seems like forever to get established, and I say that knowing how crazy that sounds since we’ve had her for such a… Read More
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‘Abraham Darby’ has already finished it’s second bloom cycle this season. That’s incredible. It’s also indicative of the kind of bizarre spring we had. (Clipped here are a bundle of Darby roses and 1 lone ‘Sedona’) The first round of blooms, like the one seen above in April/May, have stiffer petals (much like ‘Mme Calvat’… Read More