'John Cabot' climbing roses
Hey Debby, the pink birdhouse I painted for you!
'Dark Knight' delphinium
My favorite time in the garden is anytime, but I really do love the late afternoon, close to evening the best. The colors seem richer and deeper. The whole garden takes on a magical feeling. My husband loves this time best too. He'll sit out there for hours, just taking it all in. No television for him in the summer! He would rather be visiting in the garden with friends and family that stop by or just laying in the hammock or the settee. He always takes his meals out there in the evenings. I love that he loves it so much. He doesn't do the gardening, but he does dig the big holes I need for a new shrub or rose or even a tree, if I plant one. He also builds the arbors, and some of the trellises, and hangs the gates and birdhouses for me. I'm lucky that he lets me have free rein out there. Well, not really. He doesn't want any more beds created or trees planted. It's funny however, that I have made one very large bed and planted about nine trees, since he asked me to stop. I tell him that I'm just trying to off-set the carbon emissions that my truck (which is necessary for my gardening) puts off, by planting so many trees. I don't like him using the riding lawnmower near the beds or trees. He has replaced many a tree and shrub because he's a crazy man on that thing. I do all the push mowing and I love it. It is time to think and plan. It's very calming to me. Gardening helps me keep my sanity, I think. Yes anytime in the garden is a great time.