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"

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Does Absence "Really" Make the Heart Grow Fonder?

Wow, I have really been absent from blogging but hopefully somebody missed me.  Nothing like 98 degree heat and humidity in early June to run one indoors to blog.  I could barely get a few pics of my daylilys this evening..camera lens kept fogging up!  I had to drag out the water hose yesterday and water the new transplants and annuals in pots.  No rain in sight..this is a weird weather year so far. 

First blooms for this delicate clematis:

This little white rose isn't even knee high but man can it kick!  It was LOADED.  No idea what the name is..found it on a street corner hanging over where I could snip a cutting..hee hee.

Gooseneck loosestrife.  Don't gasp..I know this one can be invasive but where it is I think it'll be fine.  It had proven to be a difficult spot for much else to grow.  I love the curved form and tough as nails habit.

Daylily I bought from Rabbit's Daylily Patch near Florence.  If it was a named one then I have forgotten!

Another "Rabbit's" find planted last year.

Ms. Annabelle Hydrangea is showing out too.  Been planted about 3 years going on 4.  Stunning no?

I'll have more to share when daylilys peak and I can get some long shots of the garden .  Pretty much a sea of green right now.  As long as it does not turn brown from all this heat I'll be happy.