Most of the blooms in my garden have now been deadheaded. Roses, of course. I deadhead those almost daily. Asters, echinaceas, cannas, salvias, dianthus, yarrow, blanket flowers, and hydrangeas (just to name a few) have all had their blooms cut off. With the drought turning everything brown around here, I was anxious to get any type of dead or dried bloom out of my sight. So, I was curious to see what I could contribute to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.
I found a few things still blooming in my garden:
So, too, are the roses.
Bouquets of them. One reason I love roses so - their repeat bloom.
But the most beautiful bloom in my garden I chanced upon the other night. I don't know why I had gone outside, but I was glad I did. Otherwise, I might not have seen this beautiful sight:
A white crape myrtle shining against a dark sky. It made me forget all about those spent blooms.
It made me love the present moment. The moment of a newly emerging bloom.
I love the garden. Just when you've almost given up, another beauty comes along.