I especially love the area around Madame Berkeley. The lantana blooming next to her loves the hot weather we've been having, and obviously, Madame Berkeley doesn't mind it, either. She always seems to bloom during the hottest months of the year.
There are other roses blooming in this bed, too:
|Gruss An Aachen|
Look closely and you can see a grasshopper!
The rest of the garden is suffering from a lack of attention:
|The lantana walk has turned into a more-grass-than-lantana walk!|
So, I've trained myself to overlook the ugly:
|The grass has overgrown its boundaries, and the edges between path and flower bed are lost.|
and to look for the joys:
|Pat Austin with a new-to-me Verbena|
I'll overlook the weeds and grass invading the beds:
While I take the time not to overlook the blooms:
Soon, I will finally be able to dedicate my time to garden work, and I'll enjoy every minute of it. I have a new area, started this spring (then abandoned this summer), that needs to be completed. Weeds to eradicate. Hedges to trim. And dreams to dream.
In fact, I've already started dreaming about the tweaks I'll make to my walking garden (below). A book I've been reading has given me some ideas - I'll share more with you on the 20th in my Garden Book Review meme post.
|The Walking Garden|
Oh, I can't wait to get back out in the garden!
But I'm expecting more company to arrive tomorrow. So, I'm joining in Garden Bloggers Bloom Day a little early. And I'm overlooking my garden's liabilities for just a few more days.