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Today’s weather would have blessed any Summer’s day. It was warm and sunny, and Jackie and I raised a sweat as we continued weeding, planting, and lopping. I use ‘we’ loosely. I mainly tidied up after the real work. We transported the two full orange bags of cuttings to the dump, and later almost completely refilled one of them.
Clematises are now bursting out all over. The first two depicted here are Niobe and Passion Flower. I can’t name the others.
Roses like creamy golden Summer Time,
white Madame Alfred Carriere, and glowing pink Summer Wine clamber up structures in
the Rose Garden, over one corner of which Altissimo dances the tightrope.
while Compassion rewards us for clearing its space over
the Dead End Path.
and geranium palmatums are beginning to prepare us for their annual profusion.
and marguerites are just three of the plants carefully positioned in a variety of containers.
A Painted Lady who had definitely seen better days powdered her face in the erigeron pollen.
This evening we dined on spicy chicken kebabs, plain boiled rice, and plentiful salad. Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank Cabillero de Diablo, reserva cabernet sauvignon 2015.