Two full days of post wicked storm cleanup were done this weekend. There were a lot of limbs and branches to pick up, one fallen tree and perennials that needed fluffing. I did a little extra chopping because it was long overdue. A fresh mowing of all the paths was begun. The gardens will be ready for Sister #2.
I did stop to smell the lilies more than once.
Round about 5pm I decided a nap was in order. Post nap I took a little stroll. Long days do have their benefits.
My baby Aesculus parviflora is blooming very nicely.
The species Lilium leichtlinii I ordered and planted last fall are blooming. I hope they get more robust with age. They all came up, but some crapped out before blooming. I have to hope the voles don't find them too.
A crinum bulb survived a milder winter. Will it continue to survive way up here? Will it ever bloom? What color will it be? Time will tell. Are crinums poisonous to bulb eating varmints?
The rotten iris log is almost gone. I have been debating whether or not to replace it with a fresh log sections.
It's made for resting and setting. I don't get to that very often.
Up by the roadside the daylilies continue to bloom. They are past the mid point of peak bloom.
The Smooth Sumac, Rhus glabra is getting big and spreading like a fiend. I hope I don't come to regret this choice. I better see knock your socks off fall color or this will be reconsidered.
The biggest Joe Pye is in the roadside vegetable garden. It is a good seed source for dispersal to the rest of the wild cultivated gardens.
The Plume Poppy, Macleaya cordata, could be a little more aggressive. It was billed as such. I'm still waiting.
Gooseneck Loosestrife is definitely aggressive. Lucky we have the space.
The paths and Great Lawn in my garden will get a fresh mowing before company arrives.
Barring anymore wicked storms before next weekend, all will be looking good. It is even possible there will be fresh yellow squash for the dinner table.