a reply to: Char-Lee
I don't even know if I want to ask what zone you are in. Your stargazers are gorgeous, I can only imagine how they smell. I'm limited to the
asiatics up here, but I do love the lilies. My tiger lilies came up in a about a half a dozen places this year, but strangely skipped flowering to put
on unviable seed. My fuchsias did terribly this year as well, they really reacted strongly to the wildfire smoke. The leaves turned purple and the
plant has only produced shriveled half flowers since. What are those beautiful tall red blossomed clusters in the ninth photo down? I first though
maybe day lilies, but they are way too tall.
I could get lost in your garden, and never come out!! I have too many visible chores in mine to achieve such a peaceful quality. We are also only in
year 6 of the 10 year plan, the 20 year plan is where it gets good!!
We are in the process now of breaking ground on another 20' by 40' garden fence extension. I have moose that are sure my plantings belong to them.
We are also going to build a high tunnel greenhouse. I love my little greenhouse, but it's really only for tomatoes. Once we finish that, I will
have space for corn and squash and other warm loving goodies. I have a postage stamp orchard in the current garden fence, and have decided to plant my
mountain ash, spirea and lilacs inside the fence. I have one white lilac outside of it, and it has been perpetually kept at about a foot and a half
tall and none of my purple ones have made it more than a few seasons.
Thurisaz, It's almost sad how easily bees are written off. I'm glad you had so many visitors. I think the visitors are the best part of the gardens
some days. We harbor tons of bees around here, but fewer than in past years. I have tons of birds around too, of all kinds from the owls to the
chickadees. There were three birds in my greenhouse yesterday having a grand time just flying around. As soon as we approached they came out one by
one, so I know they weren't stuck. I even love my moose friends, I just wish they would eat elsewhere sometimes.
Shrevegal, Plants are amazing. The energy of being surrounded by green life in comparison to being in town is a night and day difference. And you are
absolutely right about them sensing things, or at the very least responding somehow to our own feelings. This summer has been a reawakening for my
flowers themselves, at least my perennials. After some serious healing last winter, I have had the energy to really spend out there to remedy a couple
of years of exhaustion. I still really have to weed again for about two days, but I have been feeding and loving on them. My compost is ripe and
happy this year too, it even grew some beautiful romaine lettuce, a few volunteer tomatoes, and a big purple pansy for me. Everyone has been loving
Thank you all for your kind words, and I'm glad it's enjoyed. Thank you for posting your own gardens for us Char-Lee!