All of these Anniversaries

pink geranium (unk variety - plant sale)

“In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day.  No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.” —  Aldo Leopold

Nor can woman.

The garden is bursting forth with a new bud or blossom or emergence from the ground each day now. I think of my garden as primarily a late summer affair — when the veronicastrum, Joe Pye Weed, milkweed, echinacea, hosta, anise hyssop are fully grown and flowering and when the butterflies, dragonflies, and wasps flit from one to the other — but the activity now reminds me that though it may be in its glory in August, every day is a day to celebrate something new and renewed in the garden.

Centaurea (perennial bachelor's button) starting to bloom
Centaurea (perennial bachelor’s button) starting to bloom
'Tina' crabapple blossoms and buds
‘Tina’ crabapple blossoms and buds
first anemone sylvestris bloom
first anemone sylvestris bloom
violets, heather, and penstemon in back border
violets, heather, and penstemon in back border
flowers of shrubby honeysuckle (Morrow's?)
flowers of shrubby honeysuckle (Morrow’s?) – the scent is divine!
Solomon's Seal and giant allium in bloom
Solomon’s Seal and giant allium in bloom
weeping 'Jade' crabapple and 'Olga Mezitt' rhodos in bloom
weeping ‘Jade’ crabapple and ‘Olga Mezitt’ rhodos in bloom
iris in bud (transplanted from neighbours')
iris in bud (transplanted from neighbours’)
inside dark tulip
inside dark tulip
pink geranium (unk variety - plant sale)
pink geranium (unk variety – plant sale)
'Sensation' and 'Beauty of Moscow' lilacs in bloom
‘Sensation’ and ‘Beauty of Moscow’ lilacs in bloom
first red bloom of the large rhodos
first red bloom of the large rhodos

 

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