‘Grace’ is looking particularly happy after a full day of gentle and glorious rain! Of course, here in Fergus it’s pretty much guaranteed to rain on the weekend of the Scottish Highland Games – and for this overzealous parent/gardener, I couldn’t be happier!
The rain started around nine this morning, and although I was working, my mind was on the kids, who would be delighting in the much needed moisture that was falling ever so gently from the sky. Business was slow, but there were still those die-hard gardeners out searching for bargains, and with a 30-40-50% off weekend, I expect to see more as the weekend progresses! There were a few heavy downpours, but for the most part it was a nice even pace, ensuring that everything including me got a good soaking! Yes, I was out in it as much as was possible, rejoicing in the return of a long lost friend!
Its like having a built in umbrella for Agave parryi var. truncata! ‘DL’ [Dangerous Loree] seems to be enjoying her new outdoor abode. Positioned so that she only gets the drip from the overhang, she is unfurling another mesmerizing blue-gray leaf!
All of my kids were in their glory! Notably so were the residents of the ‘fabulous chartreuse’ corner which includes not one but two Aralia cordata ‘Sun King', Pinellia tripartita ‘Golden Dragons’ and….. wait for it…..
Could there possibly be anything else? No. I think that about covers it from every possible angle. Truly one of my favourite two sqaure foot sections on the entire property!
Meet the newest resident of Teza’s Hortus Magnificum! Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Goldrush’ came to me as the result of a somewhat convoluted plant swap with a former neighbor. I’d ordered ‘Goldy’ in for them only to learn later that they actually wanted something truly coniferous. What to do, what to do? Oh! Hello there Abies koreana ‘Horstmann’s Silberlocke’ – you’ve never been overly happy here have you? One look and it was a done deal! ‘Goldy’ is going to be the highlight of a post on the 22nd of August. I’ll forego any more discussion about his beauty until then….. in the meantime, here’s another posterity pose!