Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Ha! Just kidding. This did not come from my garden, though I guess it has some relationship to the big Rose of Sharon shrub currently flowering behind the house. This flower is from a jar of hibiscus preserved in syrup. It’s for drinks, not Bloom Day.
The fact is, I like the garden fine, but I am getting just a tiny bit bored with it, as the season winds to a close. I do have some wild orchids in bud—Ladies’ Tresses (Spiranthes cernua), which are fairly common but still hold some excitement for me, as I’ve never had orchids in the garden before. There are also gentians, which you’ve seen, and some lovely colchicums that were given to me and other bloggers from Kathy/Cold Climate Gardening. Still waiting for the leadwort plumbago.
Which is all well and good. Actually there is plenty still blooming, and lots of foliage. But I’m getting excited about bulbs now, including the hyacinths for forcing that I just ordered from Old House Gardens. That will be my next big gardening project—that and planting all the other hundreds of bulbs I’ve ordered.
It’s the cycle. I’m always looking forward to the next big thing.