Any self-respecting digger of dirt will tell those who come to tour their gardens...
"That they should have seen it LAST week when this or that was at its peak and the garden was far more beautiful..."
lament their absence NEXT week, when the garden will surely be more mature, more colorful and FAR more enchanting than it is in its present state.
And to both garden tour exhortations and qualifiers I plead guilty. I thought of this as I strolled about the garden this morning...after a heavenly rain that perked up every blossom and leaf desperate for a drink from Mother Nature.
The reviving rain has rendered the garden far more lovely, more relaxed, more fresh and exulting than it was just days ago for the OHS Garden Tour For Connoisseurs. Missed it? Then I hope you enjoy the slideshow below (don't see it?...Go here to the main page to view.)
The color palette is beautiful and, I think, unique for autumn.
Of course, it will be far more lovely next week.
P.S. (NOTE: AS I TYPED THAT LAST LINE THERE WAS YET ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE!) P.SS: If you can, watch LC and me today on 4 YOUR GARDEN at 4:30. We'll be talking about the how to's of plant propagation.)