on a soft summer night.
“In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.”
Strolling thru the garden this last eve of June, it's easy to see what spurred Leopold to write these words.
Buds and new blooms abound.
Each one looking particularly fresh in the soft light of evening.
This time of day, along with dawn, are my favorite to walk, view & photograph the garden.
Even tho there are new blooms throughout the gardening season, June always seems the most luxuriant month.
Above two photos: Nepeta subsessilis 'Sweet Dreams'
Above: Collarette Dahlia 'Apple Blossom.'
Every day something new to delight.
Filipendula rubra 'venusta' ~ airy pink blooms soaring loftily over the front garden.
Appearing from a distance to be just "puffs" of pink but wait.
Upon closer inspection, quite an exquisite cloud of dainty pink-petaled flowers.
Above: Zinnia 'Queen Red Lime'
When we flip the calendar to July in the morning,
the real heart of summer begins.
The pace will slow. No more "mad" leaps of growth.
A chance for both plants & gardeners to breathe and savor the luscious time of year.
But first a celebration.
Enjoy, as I know you will. As Leopold said, it's impossible to ignore such bounty.