Knee deep in my summer reading, I've just finished a particularly moving, poignant book: Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah. Two stories told in tandem, this piece is riveting and beautifully written. Never having read anything by Hannah, I'll be checking out (literally and figuratively) her other works.
I'm all about color in the garden and plan things purposefully to suit my tastes of color combinations. However, the whimsy and disposition of Mother Nature often thwarts even the simplest of plans. In evidence this season are my lilies.
I had moved established, apricot-colored lilies to the front yard as I thought they'd be a good foil for the light lavender. Well, the light lavender came up burgundy, and the apricot came up orange! They're still beautiful, though.
This isn't Apricot!!
Who planted red??? Especially coming out of the apricot plant???
And Rosie Returns was Burgundy last year!!!!
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.