Sunshine on a Cloudy Day: Welcome July
Rain-streaked windows and shiny black wellies; it’s a wet start to a new month in Vermont. Yesterday’s heavy showers and blustery wind knocked dozens of flowers to the ground, so I spent a bit of time early this morning, gathering fresh posies for informal arrangements.Â I’ve been working from the studio over the past few days, so the inclement weather hasn’t bothered me much. But I would love to see a bit of sunshine after so many cloudy days and it would be nice to dry things out in the soggy vegetable garden. In meantime, there are romantic, foggy morning strolls along the wildflower walk —continuing on down to the meadow and beyond, to the fern-lined forest— arms full of blossoms from the garden and time to catch up on so many things I’ve nearly let slip away . . .
Welcome, beautiful month of July!
Â Every Once in Awhile, I Pause in My Weeding to Stand Back and Notice How Lovely Things Look
Like Sunshine, Rudbeckia Blossoms Along the Wildflower Walk Light a Path to the MeadowÂ on a Foggy Morning
One of My Favorite Cut Flowers, Campanula persicifolia, Seems to Thrive in the Rain
Â Gathering Bellflower and Valerian (Campanula persicifolia and Valeriana officinalis) for Bouquets
The Un-Arrangement: Summer Storm Castoffs,Â Loosely Tossed Together with Some Bracken Fern (Valeriana officinalis, Campanula persicifolia, Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diabolo’ &Â Pteridium aquilinum)Â
Â Ruddy, Ripening Ninebark Fruit (Physocarpus opufolius) Looks So Pretty Against the Dark Maroon Leaves
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2 Replies to “Sunshine on a Cloudy Day: Welcome July”
Gardens are so pretty in rain. I love all of the black eyed Susans in the walkway. Is that hard to care for? Do you do all of your own maintenance?
Thank you, Emily. Yes (laughing), I do my own garden maintenance. Of course, it’s much easier since I switched over to design and installation only, for clients. Taking care of this enormous garden and other gardens as well… Now that was a little too much! ;) Michaela
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