Just the way the butterflies and hummingbirds like it!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
aka bergamot is in the mint family (square stems), grows with abandon, loves the summer heat and spreads around wherever it pleases. The leaves have a lovely , strong, fragrance and can be dried and used in teas and poptpourri. Another winner at Furball Cottage. The hummigbirds fight each other over these blossoms. Just look at those flower bracts (pseudo petals). They're meant for hummingbirds' tongues!
First come the bees and the butterflies for the nectar and then, when the color is gone and they look ready to be cut down, the goldfinches arrive in flocks and paint the sky with yellow and gold and eat the seeds and make my heart rejoice! I'd say that's what a true all-seasons plant should be all about.
Jewelweed is loved by hummingbirds. This is a wild flower that has been growing and thriving in my garden for several years. It's in the impatiens family but it's very tall. I didn't plant it, but I'm glad it found me! Right now the hummers are buzzing all over the garden having a feast on this and the other hummingbird-friendly blooms out there.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
As it has been said before, the two most beautiful words in the English language. SUMMER AFTERNOON. No matter how hectic the schedule or busy the mind, undone tasks put aside without a hint of remorse. Touching the sweet, green grass, lying down on its softness, looking up at the bright blue sky and slowly, oh so very slowly... finding the shapes in the clouds. SUMMER AFTERNOON. A peaceful memory to carry me through whatever the months ahead may bring. SUMMER AFTERNOON. It's worth repeating once again. So go ahead, say it.
- Moorestown, New Jersey, United States
- Let's talk about our gardens. Let's talk about all the flowers and critters that thrive within the confines of our personal paradises. Let's talk about those we love and love us back, although once in a while they scratch us and make us bleed a little. Just to remind us that we are alive. Those roses and cats and people that thrive in our gardens... How important... How important they are...
- ▼ July (17)