One week after Kaleb and Brittany got married the flowers decided to bloom. You can see from a couple of pictures of their wedding (see previous post) that there were a few flowers out, but if we had waited just one more week – whewie, what show! We are totally enjoying it anyway. The calendulas are the most spectacular now, and the nasturtiums are right with them. I thought that the sunflowers would grow a bit higher than they have, yet I like their contrasty-ish bloom size down amongst the calendulas.
The Livingston Daisy’s and the little nemesias are giving a contrast in color with their very bright pinks. Some things like the tall sunflowers, the love-lies-bleeding and the lupine are slower than I expected. I am reminding myself that this is a good thing – not everything blooms and then dies all at once.
The deck boxes look lush, they are full of good things – and so is the greenhouse. We are eating off our bounty and I like it. I am making (mental) notes about what to do next year. When I meet success, my idea mill explodes. Dave is a VERY GOOD balance for me. He gently, yet firmly, reminds me that one of the main reasons this year’s garden is successful is because it is not too big. Yes, yes, yes, I hear him, so I’ll just keep a nice little file of good ideas for when we’re ready to expand. Again.
Pacing, balance, maintenance: words to live by. Words that aren’t part of my natural make-up. But, characteristics that God is working on in me. And Dave’s helping Him. Sigh.
Lovin’ my garden. Lovin’ my favored life.