Well, we are off for a little mini-vacation in St. Louis to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of our marriage. We have a couple of nights in a luxury hotel and a fabulous dinner out planned. We may visit the botanical garden as well, if it isn’t too darned hot. Otherwise we may just kick back in the hotel’s pool and do some frolicking in our room.
I was inspired to make a bloom scan in honor of the event, and wanted to include 25 different flowers in it, sort of to symbolize the many and varied experiences we have had during our years together. When I conceived of the idea, I immediately got worried because, after all, it is August and the garden is supposedly in the late summer doldrums. I was afraid I would have trouble coming up with the requisite number of flowers.
Well, I shouldn’t have worried. I went around the yard to make my collection and I hadn’t even left the inner portion of the yard before I had accumulated more than the needed quantity. So I went outside the fence to acquire a few more, and wound up with enough blooms to symbolize more than a 35 year span, and I didn’t even pick a single day lily. This allowed me to pick and choose the ones that showed up best against my planned background of hibiscus.
So, here for your enjoyment is the bloom scan “Twenty-five — version two.” (Version one will appear in tomorrow’s post.)
Flower list: hibiscus, garden coreopsis, black eyed susan, iron weed, balloon flower, yarrow, coreopsis tinctoria, canna lily, hosta, crepe myrtle, mexican hat, butterfly weed (aesclepius), society garlic, mint, daisy, cardinal flower, may night salvia, tickseed coreopsis, knockout rose, sweet william, pomegranite dianthus, lance leaf coreopsis, scutellaria, chickory, garden phlox.