Saturday, July 26, 2008
Still Some Blooms
In spite of the 90 degree days of July some blooms are still appearing on the American wisteria, the climbing pale pink French rose and the saucer magnolias. You will need to click and enlarge the photo to get a view. The twin saucer magnolias have produced blooms since April. The wisteria and climbing rose have been in bloom since the first of June. The wisteria has really grown but I don't want to give it a haircut just yet. For one, I kinda like that Angela Davis Afro look and two, the birds think it is a cool place to explore. The cardinals, finches, black shouldered black bird and mourning doves have really used it as a bird jungle gym. It is amazing how quickly they can fly thru the lattice then fly up into the green cover of the wisteria. And the knockout rose bushes are still knocking themselves out on each side of the swing. This is my favorite place to sit in my garden. If you were here, I would hand you an ice cold glass of tea and ask you to come sit a spell with me so we could talk and watch the my garden grow. I saw a newly fledged mourning dove walking along my rod (wrought) iron fence. It looked thru the breakfast window at me and seemed to say, don't worry, I'm walking slowly and carefully human momma. I wanted to say, ok, but watch out for our neighborhood cats and our resident Coopers hawk.