Saturday, June 14, 2008

Garden update sans photos

The peonies and irises are done. The flowers from the black locusts (Robinia pseudoacacia) are a thing of the past, but the catalpa (Catalpa speciosa) is in full bloom. Too bad the flowers are so high up that I don't really get to appreciate them. I can and do appreciate the sweet syringa (Philadelphus coronarius) whose flowers have just opened in the last few days. It grows beneath my bedroom window, and I like to imagine I can catch hints of it while I sleep. Actually, I swear I can smell it right now.

I can't believe June is half over. I've spent so little time working in the yard. It makes me sad, but maybe I'll have more time next summer. Sigh.


Smellyann said...

*I* can't believe you're pining for lawn work! Come do mine!

Stacy said...

I know how you feel. I had so much I wanted to do this summer - more plants and widening flower beds - but I can never seem to get around to it - we barely get our lawn mowed every two weeks let alone do anything beyond that.

BerryBird said...

My irises are done, too. It seemed like a short window this year.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I hope you have more time next summer too!

YAY! I love hearing about your yard and your flowers!