My front garden consist of large flower borders. But, the back garden is cooler and fresher with paths that cross and circle flowers, herbs and vegetables. The other day I took my camera and caught pictures of what I see with my head straight down and at the end what I see when I look up. A bit of left over cement some sea shells and a pie plate made my little sign which sits surrounded by lavender thyme What is that green “rock” up front near the Bridal Showers Rose. I just noticed the volunteer lettuce. There it is again, a fuzzy view at the “foot” of the Double Delight Rose. Double delight is both beautiful, fragrant and multi-colored. Yes, my foot in my green garden shoes next to a variegated iris A volunteer red poppy Thyme, gravel a volunteer pink mallow Dream Weaver is the rose that is prominent in this picture.
I remember reading that Golden Marguerite Daisy, anthemis was one of the best plants to draw pollinators and good bugs. So, I sought out the seed and started these cheerful flowers. When I cut them down after their first flush of long lasting flowers, they will again flower on shorter stocks. I have a couple of pots of tiny Red Robin Tomato Plants. They are only about 12” tall but are loaded with tomatoes. I did discover the cutworms that were eating on this basil. I promptly squished them. Speaking of squishing. A week or two after I painted our front porch an ill mannered wasp started to build a paper nest right under our porch railing. Dismayed at having a wasp nest so near where I sit and enjoy my breakfast I called out to Ted to see how we should remove it. Before we could speak in one swift moved he picked it off, threw it to the ground and squished it! There! Ted Bonde, 007, man of action! I didn’t even get a picture.