Camera in hand I left after lunch to take some pictures for my Boston Pictures page on the township website. What with my mean-spirited attitude and all, that hasn't topped the list this month. On the other hand, half way through my week at Ann’s we were laughing at the ludicrousness of the accusation, and before I was home the whole affair was filed in “Not my monkeys, not my zoo.”
Right on the front side walk I stopped for a garden picture. I hope I have not been too disgusting with my flowers this summer; but the garden is shaping up in my mind and in fact. Once again I have a couple of garden questions to throw out to the universe, and I believe I’ll do that first. Next week is soon enough for township hints of fall, Nina’s garden, Nina’s arboretum, flowers on the bridge pictures from this afternoon. That may be five with one blow. Quite valiant.
My first picture is of the August lily from my brother Walt’s house this summer. Actually, Mark’s house, but he won’t be offended we’ll always use his dad’s name. Big as a bushel basket when we put it in, it’s bigger than a wash tub now. The blossoms are just starting, and good thing, as we’re talking last week of August here.
I took the plants from the funeral baskets and put them in the garden. Most are annuals or house plants, but we have exactly enough of those to take care of, so I put these out to enjoy the rest of the summer. I put an ivy into a bed I intend to fill with ivy, leading to my question to the universe. Is this ivy a perennial? It’s solid green, that’s all I know. If not, it will just go out with the summer.
Last question: what do I have in this hanging basket, clockwise from the purple flowers? Let’s just call them 1) the purple flowers, 2) the pinks, 3) the ivy, 4) and orangish flower, 5) a short grass, 6) a kind of ground cover.
The purple flowers, alas, are annual. The pinks I can transplant this fall. The ivy can be transplanted to the new ivy bed. The orangish flower will go the way of the purple flower. The short grass can be transplanted to the garden. The bushy ground cover? I’ll just find a spot for it in the garden and see what happens. What do you think?
A totally gratuitous picture, but, have I mentioned how much I love wooly thyme. This is the garden end under the oak tree; anemone blossoms in spring, fall blooming crocus due to pop up any time, and my lovely little wooly thyme about a third of the way to covering the whole area.