|I thank an unknown former gardener|
for planting dozens of these fragrant happy daylilies.
|A raw swiss chard salad with decorative edible nasturtiums.|
Young chard is not that bitter and raw greens
are said to be more nutritious.
|An indescribable pink lily|
|Titmouse fledglings splashed in the bird bath. |
This one then basked in the sun on the roof of the shed.
|The surprise of new life after months in which this sword fern,|
left outside all winter, appeared dead.
|First sungold cherry tomato of the season|
|Hydrangea after rain. I am developing a preference |
for the varied shades of pinkish purplish blue flowers
that emerge in the absence of acid fertilizer.
|A hibiscus with blooms bigger than my hand drapes over the driveway.|
|We've been having frequent late afternoon thunderstorms,|
and I'm rarely having to water the garden.
|I came home from work to find this top-heavy heirloom tomato plant|
collapsed, breaking the stake. Miraculously, its stems were not broken
and my husband was able to prop it up and restake it.