It has rained for over a week straight and my lawns have never been this unkept. Spent the weekend in Marquette visiting a friend and some old haunts I have not been in since 1971, when my both my girlfriend (Suzanne) and best friend (Michael) were both attending Northern Michigan University. Three hours in the car was a bit harsh on the shoulder but the armrest is the same height as the sling. Found a nice greenhouse there and bought home eight flats of cosmos and some other uncommom annuals for fill in the perennial beds and multitude of pots. The tall cosmos, sunflowers, and Tithonia will be started from seed this year. I noticed Large Flowered Trillium beginning to bloom in the woods a few miles from the farm. My son will be coming up to fish and give me a hand with a few things for the holiday weekend-something we both cherish.
“It is easier to tell a person what life is not, rather than to tell them what it is. A child understands weeds that grow from lack of attention, in a garden. However, it is hard to explain the wild flowers that one gardener calls weeds, and another considers beautiful ground cover.”
― Shannon L. Alder