Saturday Morning Finds in the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden

You never know what you will find in a country garden on a very early Saturday morning. While tomorrow will be my true work day out at the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden, I made a quick trip this morning to check on things after a several very hot days, with June 1st temperatures reaching 100 degrees.

I was greeted by a snake in Maria’s Bed Garden,

buzzed by a plane flying low over the sprouting rice fields next door,

welcomed by the smiling face of the sunflowers, now blooming,

and to my delight and amazement, I found happy garden beds looking perky and no worse for wear, despite the recent heat. On the contrary – the Salvia that has struggled for the past month went from sad to sensational. Well, almost sensational. Give it one more month!

Best of all, I found our pallet of stone, delivered. Next project: a stone patio under the plum tree where rescued Golden Retrievers and their human dog walkers can take a shady break while enjoying the gardens.

Time to get to work!


    • Ogee

      Hi Mandy,
      Yes – clip the dead Salvia flower spikes to encourage more blooms. Thanks for the nice note. I’m jealous of your blueberries!

  1. Maria Sargent

    Maria here! I’m hoping the snake has found a new home by the time I come out and work in my bed garden. The sunflowers look gorgeous.

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