Tomorrow I should be done planting the second new garden for another new client. I really should get some baby pictures of both of them. Next week will take me back to a now fuller schedule of regular garden maintenance. Hopefully some time will appear in that schedule to continue turning the cozy cabin into a fully functioning home.
The most asked about flower on the garden tour was this red and yellow Mckana hybrid columbine. There were several requests for seed. So many I went online to find a seed source. It would be easier to buy them and give them out as gifts than to collect seeds myself with the shortage of time that is my current state of affairs.
By the time I get home I am ready to chill and manage only the most pressing chores. It probably wouldn't be too difficult to carry a small brown paper bag and a pair of clippers when I go for a stroll. I have big enough pockets in my gardener pants.
I strolled out this evening to water the roadside vegetable garden. I seeded a number of new things last week and want to keep the beds moist for the germination process. The rain of late hasn't been too generous. The warmth has been on the generous side. Maybe I should try a cantaloupe again? I have half a row left.
A really big hosta and really big Goat's Beard, Aruncus dioicus live along the stream in the sunny utility meadow. I saw them while passing by.
The rhododendron are still glowing strong. Soon their time will be over.
And the next wave of bloom on the low spot of a North Carolina mountain top will follow.