Yesterday I made a promise to myself. If the storm brings no rain to my garden, then I will start removing the bluebonnets. They were starting to fade and no longer looking their best. I knew I couldn't wait until they set seed. Pretty as they are and the wonderful fragrance that they bring when en masse, I just can't let them grow in here any more.
So, when no rain came, true to my promise, I began pulling. It was refreshing to be out there with clear air and blue skies. A change from those sticky, humid mornings.
I removed most of the bluebonnets, much to the relief of the plants growing beneath and, at 10:30 am left for the day. Who could imagine that pulling out so many plants would make me feel a whole lot better about my garden. It did. I feel as though I have gained back control. I can see the rocks again!
It was such a pretty evening that I couldn't resist getting out with the camera.
Now I just have to decide whether to let this pokeweed to continue growing.
Longwood Gardens in August - Pt. III
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