Once again it is the 15th of the month, and time to share what is going on in our gardens on a long lived meme begun by Carol over at May Dreams Gardens: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. It is an interesting meme, and I enjoy visiting the other gardens, although I admit I don’t always have time to visit all of them as this has become a very popular meme indeed.
I have now been participating in this meme since 2007. It doesn’t seem possible that it has been that long, actually. The original idea was we were supposed to be making lists of what is blooming, what has just finished, and what is coming up, but I admit that the “list” part of this meme fell by the wayside on The Havens blog very early on. To publish an exhastive list was, frankly, exhausting. And for this Gemini, it was impossible to keep my attention focused long enough to make such lists.
I’m afraid this month is no different, and frankly, the lists just keep getting longer as the gardens keep expanding. So today, I am going to use the secondary theme of “Riots of Color”, which is what is going on in my gardens right now. Everywhere I look, there are riots of color, out in front, along the east line where the orange trumpet vine is blooming, by the sauna, on the root cellar, in the stroll garden. I invite you to accompany me on a short stroll through the property on this showery day. Better put on some long sleeves and maybe even some bug spray, because not only are the flowers rioting but there are squadrons of mosquitoes patrolling, and they are out for blood.
Yesterday the lance leaf coreopsis in the Petite Prairie was rioting in the sun.
The vegetable garden is looking splendid. So far we have two gallons of asparagus and four gallons of peas put by for next winter. The onions and garlic are almost ready for harvest. The cucumbers and melons are up and growing. The tomatoes are blooming, the broccoli is making heads, the carrots and beets are developing. It’s all good.
For the first time since I planted it over a decade ago, the wisteria is happy enough to put on a second flush of blossoms.
The mulberry trees are bearing ripe fruit right now, so there is a riotous bird party going on over there.
I shall leave you with a few of the more fashionable ladies who are displaying their beauty rather wantonly. A day lily in the front:
The tuberous begonia in the hanging basket in the pergola:
And my personal favorite, a poppy bespangled with the morning’s rain:
Y’all come back now, hear?