Thursday, July 21, 2016

In Hiding

There is quite a bit of liatris in the garden this year, the best ever. But the truth is, it is a bit too short for the Tall Flower Meadow to make a proper showing.

It is time for me to make a concerted effort to cull the too tall Solidago canadensis. Not to worry, that will leave me with three other Goldenrod species, maybe four.

If they are going to be pink, it is best to go all out. Too fat clumps are loaded with flowers. These lilies are happy tucked into the Lush.

Rudbeckia fulgida is another wild flower that is a wee bit short for the Tall Flower Meadow. The blooms don't quite reach the top layer. They are undeterred and have been spreading vigorously. I didn't plant them. Maybe I tossed out seed? The good thing about them is they can form colonies dense enough to suppress competitors. Eventually they might remove the higher layer on their own.

The under garden of winter interest is pretty much lost. I should do another weeding around those plants soon. The difficult thing is it is hard to get to them without leaving evidence in a meadow that is getting ready to enter full bloom.

There is so much hiding out there in the garden.

At this time of year its essence can't be properly absorbed by viewing it from above. Now mind you I still love that view and it will sure come in handy when the meadow reaches peak bloom. But it takes a walk in the garden to understand the temporary defiance of impermanence.

It takes a walk in the garden to see leeks laying down for the next generation.

There is a lot going on out there.

Much of it hiding in plain sight.


Lisa Greenbow said...


Christopher C. NC said...

This is the easy time of year Lisa. I just mow and let things be.