Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Gardens

Our reclaimed wetlands garden. Each year it recruits more species. Last year the blue flag bloomed profusely, this year far less so... last year's drought? increasing competition from sedges and other herbs? Iris occupies hummocks in swamps.

Our perennial border around the vegetable garden - New Jersey tea and red clover flowers with echinacea foliage at the edges of the photograph. A fritillary pollinates the New Jersey tea.


The vegetable garden - chickasaw plum, onions, cilantro in flower, kale in seed, asparagus catching the light. The early morning - dew on the leaves, the sun beginning to rise over the forest's edge, all quiet but for the noisy birds, me alone - I love this leisure time in the garden.

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