July is the month when the day lily border shines. Although unweeded, it is still spectacular. One learns to look beyond the wild raspberry canes to the gorgeous shades of Africa, of Sunday Gloves, of Bela Lugosi and all of the hyperions. Most of these plants came from my mother’s original garden, divided and carefully transported to create a stunning display, like clockwork, each mid July. I am learning to appreciate the beauty and let the weeds fade into the background … maybe next week … maybe not. I have become what I dislike most in a gardener – lazy!
My LYS has a tent sale each summer and I try to put some of my small fabric needle cases in the shop. Everyone wants one of Ayumi’s lunch baskets! I make them as fast as I can, but cannot meet the demand. When I grow weary of this pattern I remind myself that it funds my fabric addiction. I sew, and the weeds flourish!
Today’s Buzz; ‘The bee is considered an emblem of Christ: his mildness and mercy on one side (honey) and his justice on the other (sting).’ – from The Beekeepers Bible