Sunday, July 27, 2014
Here's another sunflower I picked at Flower Camp this morning. I had gardened for two hours and spent two hours on the road driving back to Ashland when I encountered a friend at the grocery store around 12:30. She and her husband looked great, being all dressed up, having just come from church. I did not look so great and felt the need to apologize for it (or at least comment on it), but there was no way to explain I'd already I'd attended church in my garden and even had flowers on my altar.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Worked hard in the gardens at Flower Camp today, and, although the weather was hot, it wasn't impossibly hot. I'm tired this afternoon, though, and my windowsill arrangement needed to be simple. This is a sunflower head that needed to be cut off (past its prime but still pretty in its twisted shape). The ledge provided by a windowsill air conditioning unit proved wide enough to hold it.
Friday, July 25, 2014
After vacation, a walk through the garden requires courage: I tell myself "don't look at what needs to be done; just observe what's there." The first thing I observed, though, was a coleus that needed to be pinched back, so I had snippets of coleus foliage in my hand when I also found a couple of yellow-ish coneflowers, some brown iris pods, and a beautiful, yellowing hibiscus leaf. On the way back to the house, I also spotted a mottled mulberry leaf on the ground and that's the leaf under the vase.