"In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes and every sunset is different."
--- John Steinbeck
This is truly a wonderful time of the season in my garden.
John Steinbeck was right. Leaf and blade and flowers . . . everything is exploding right now! The Bloom Show is about to begin.
Last night, as the sun was beginning to go down, the dogs and I headed out to water the trees. We're having a terrible drought here in my corner of the world; most unusual for this time of year. And, sadly, my sprinkler system is not up to the task and we're having trouble getting anyone out to look into it. Covid, they say. Short-staffed, they say. Let's just say . . . I'm dragging hoses to the garden beds and giving up on the grass.
Things in the garden are looking good.
The plants have grown up enough to cover up the (never-ending, always-growing) weeds. Plus, Tom's freshly laid mulch helps! And the flowers are beginning to put on their show.
Lots of purples right now. (And I really wish you could smell that wisteria. The whole backyard smells divine.)
(This is Baptisia, or wild indigo. It doesn't bloom for long, but it's glorious at the moment.)
My Satomi dogwood is really putting on a great show this year, too.
I love dogwood trees . . . but the Satomi is my favorite. It blooms later and for longer than most dogwoods, and while the flowers are white at the beginning, they gradually turn pink as the show continues. It's pretty fabulous.
I really love this time of year in the garden.
So much hope. So much promise.
(So much work.)
But now is the time for the payoff.
JoJo thinks so, too!
Have a lovely weekend, everyone.
(Mine will be lovely . . . once I get some dental work done later this morning. Ugh. I cracked a tooth and now need an unexpected crown. . . )
Enjoy whatever's blooming in your world.