Saturday, August 6, 2016
Evening Walk About
At this time of year the scent of summer sweet fills the garden. Gentle breezes carry the understated aroma for great distances. One never knows when they will walk into an unexpected cloud of sweet aroma. Diluted by the wind, the smell is unmistakable and pleasant. It might be overpowering if brought into the house as a cut flower. We prefer to enjoy it where it grows. Even this close to sunset the bees were furiously working the flowers. These two were so intent that they did not respond as I brought the camera close. Despite their calm demeanor, we look twice before bringing our noses close to the flowers.
The eye sees the dill as different in color than the grass. The camera does not record this difference. The dill marks the location of our new asparagus bed. Self seeded, the dill was simply too splendid to weed out. We will watch to see if these two plants will grow together without harm to the other. Dill is usually scattered around the garden. We have long wanted a dill patch but we also want an asparagus bed. The smart thing would be to prepare soil for a dill bed now and cut the seed heads moving them to the new ground.
Late Morning is new to us this year. Despite the challenges of covering lilies to protect them from late frosts, I cannot stop myself from buying more bulbs. Spring planted, this variety should bloom earlier next year. We also hope it grows taller. We would like to sample its fragrance, but cannot get our noses this close to the ground.
Princeton Silky has been with us for several years. Many other varieties of day lilies present tattered flowers this late in the day but this one is presently perfect. Slow to open, this flower will still look good tomorrow morning. We need to have more days when the tools are put away early and we take the time to savor the beauty that is all around us.