There is a wheelbarrow situated on my north lawn brimming with a load of garden clippings, awaiting my removal. When it's emptied, I will have another, then another for that trusty one-wheeled workhorse.
|Calliopsis volunteer ... a burritt plant, Linnie!|
While traipsing through the garden recently, I came upon this little sport growing straight up through a jungle of leaning raspberry canes. I was surprised and somewhat stupefied to see it because it was exactly 15 years ago, (yes I had to double-check by counting on my fingers) that its parents grew in this spot--the very first summer I gardened here. So, this little flower's seed lay dormant in this spot all these years! Either that or an airplane with a leaky cargo of Calliopsis seed flew over.
|Spiraea 'Neon Flash'|
As did the single stem of bright pink Spirea. Have you noticed that it's to that point again? The season when all of the thrills of summer's plethora are condensed and funneled through the siting of a singular colorful stem?