This year my spreading Phloxes are absolutely gorgeous. My images do not do them justice. I even am showing two short videos, below, of my front gardens that contain these flowers. I am intoxicated. I am healing. I am actually singing again as witnessed in one of the videos. Yep, I broke out in a spontaneous short song from sheer happiness. Amy’s bird song ….
Due to all the rain we have had, my phloxes are profuse and so vivid. Yet, between getting hit very hard this past Winter and now with very little sun showing, my sun-loving flowers are struggling, including my roses [gasp!] and my lavender bushes [oh no!]. OH how we are in need of something called sun. I’m not sure if all of my flowers are going to make it. The white Candytufts (seen above), for example, are about 1/3 their size compared to last year.
All the long stems you see yet in my gardens, are my daffodils. When they begin to brown, that is when I cut them down. The sun gives them nutrients for next year. Crossing my fingers that will still happen. In the first video, there is actually a rose bush, so small you can barely see it. I don’t think She is going to make it. Again, crossing my fingers She will. Come on, Sun!
To close this post, I tell you all a little story from the life of a Gardner. I made sure I sprayed Liquid Fence on all the plants those darn deer would destroy if allowed. I thought to myself, “Huh, I am ahead this year!”
And as I was working in my gardens just the other day, I saw to my horror plants eaten by deer that to my knowledge they don’t even like, so-called deer-resistant plants.
Now? This Gardner is spraying everything in sight, yes even those plants that are deer-resistant. Here I thought I was one up on those darn deer. Yah, right! I believe I got the big FU finger in deer language. The nerve!
Photography/ “Sunday Special”/ May 2019©AmyRose