Sunday, June 8, 2008

Sunday Stroll-6-8-08

Some people think that the garden of a Master Gardener should always look something like this.
They would be wrong.
If the Master Gardener takes a five day vacation right at the peak of growing season, and then comes home to five straight days of rain, in which a total of ten inches falls, her garden most likely will look something like this:

Somewhere in there, there are some flowers, and my job for the week is to release them from their weedy prison. I will also be tying up my gorgeous, but rebellious, climbing rose:

The rest of the garden is a little waterlogged, but okay. I really have nothing to complain about compared to the farmers, who still don't have their beans planted, or have had all their corn washed out. It's a hot, sunny day today. We are all praying for a reprieve from rain for a week or so, to get that water on it's way down the rivers and all the basements dry.


Aisling said...

Joyce, I love your unruly rose! So pretty and jubilant!

Rose said...

You have a lovely garden, Joyce. This makes me feel better, because the weeds have taken over my vegetable garden! All this rain has made it difficult to get out there; I'm going to have to work on it a little at a time, though. Have you visited Lisa at Greenbow today? Parts of Indiana appear to be much worse off than we are with lots of flooding.

Thanks for mentioning me in your post a couple days ago; that was very kind of you. Another blogger who lives nearby that you might want to visit is Beckie at

Good luck with your weeding!

Super B's Mom said...

Your flowers are so beautiful! I really enjoyed looking at your photos...makes me want to go home and play in the dirt. :)

Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog. That meant A LOT to me!! God bless you today!

Rob said...

Yeah, it's been a little damp out here, hasn't it? :|

BTW, that top picture looks more to me like a sterotypical British control-freak gardener than anything. Those kinds of things done with plants always bring out the anarchist in me . . . :)

Joyce said...

Rob, that garden is at Allerton Park, a unique formal mansion and it's grounds that is owned by the University of Illinois. It was left to the university in a will. The original owner was an artist who studied in Europe- thus the influence. My own garden is very loosey-goosey!