July 26, 2008

Gratuitous Domestic Posting (TM) - Outdoor Division

Pace Babs (who disapproves of spreading invasive weeds), I just wanted to show you the blooming progress of my Prarie Cup Plant first mentioned here last weekend:


From a distance, it looks like a giant, yellow exclamation point in the corner of the garden.

Speaking of spreading, invasive weeds, I will tell you that Kong the Buddlea seems bent on spreading its progeny to every corner of the garden and then some. If I don't get out there some time very soon with my toad-sticker, the entire plot will be nothing but Butterfly Bush.

Overall we've had a very good year. Yet with August rapidly approaching, I can't help feeling that what you might call my gardener's moral advantage is slipping: the early bloomers are, of course, long done. The mid-summer specialists are still going, but are starting to look tired. And I really do not have that much late-season material. Everything needs hacking and pruning. Plus, the weeds are starting to make another come-back. In short, the glory is receding, the garden is starting to go to seed, and it's all beginning to look a bit on the shabby side.

Ah, well. That's all part of the cycle too, isn't it.

Posted by Robert at July 26, 2008 07:40 AM | TrackBack

I think the invasive weeds are pretty. And though they are native plants and one of my favorites, there isn't anything much more invasive than my coneflowers.

Posted by: Jordana at July 27, 2008 07:14 PM

Heh. I've got coneflowers, too. I planted four or five of them about three years ago, since then they have managed to hang on through both drought and disease. I think this will be the year that they really start throwing their weight about.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at July 28, 2008 09:10 AM