Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,
Where faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.
The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,
The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Goodnight.
---Elizabeth T. Dillingham "A Faery Song"

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

How Dry I Am!

We have had rain but with this continuing heatwave it seems to evaporate on contact!  I am not ready to be dragging around hoses, watering cans and sprinklers but alas..it is the only way to keep the show going.  Things already look like they do at the end of August in my garden.  I still have some stalwart bloomers who enjoy the sunbathing.
This rose was found by my sweet husband in the bottom of a bargain bin at the Aldi grocery store.  I'm not usually good with "body bagged" roses but I took a chance on this one.  It is a floribunda called Camelot.  I am impressed with its disease resistance and clear coral pink blooms like this one:

I have a few more daylillies that have bloomed since my last post.  I know none of their names unfortunately.

I have lovely pink blooms for the first time on this asiatic lilly:

I am still lamenting over my pot ghetto...still too many things to get into the ground.  All the while I'm steadily potting up my rose cuttings that are ready to come out of the misting system.  I see now how this love of propagation is fueling the vicious "can't get it all in the ground syndrome...."  but i wouldn't have it any other way!  Hello summer!


  1. Ha, I know that propagation feeling. It is wonderful making new plants from old but yes, we have to plant them and care for them. It sure gets old when watering daily. Here's to some rain soon.

  2. I'm hoping for rain soon! This heat is awful. I was out a few minutes ago trying to get in a few more peppers and noticed how dry everything is. I guess I'll be dragging that hose around tonight!

  3. Hi, Jennifer, Your rose and daylilies look nice, despite the lack of rain! It is just too hot and dry, isn't it? Maybe it will cool down. And hopefully we'll get the rain we need. :)

  4. Lovely day lilies and your aldi rose is stunning! I have day lilies too and love them,the coral one is out at the moment!

  5. Your daylilies are lovely. Yup, I can see a swap coming up for sure. Here's hoping it is cool where you are and you can work in the garden. This is my day-hopefully! Have a great holiday weekend Jennifer!