Today, I ventured out into the garden with my tea. This is the time of the year when the garden acts up, become belligerent and aggressive; bees hover and quarrel, trying to sneak in the back door; birds begin to argue over the thistle and coneflower seeds; and the zinnias I so diligently broadcast in the spring, barely get through the nasty Butter 'n Egg weeds I so hate and STILL can't get rid of! Weeds are everywhere, blocking my path. My favorite Queen Anne's Lace is beginning to fade, and my roses are finally deciding to wake up and give a booming encore - sometimes this performance lasts well into November. Considering how cold and damp the summer's been, I doubt if they make it through September.
Who Is Anastasia?
- Rose Whisperer
- New Castle, Indiana Zone 5, United States
- When I was 55, I decided to embrace the things I love and hold precious and dear - regardless of anyone else's thoughts and opinion. I am a folk artist who loves flowers - my own flowers, grown by me. I love good, hearty, exotic foods, and I love to prepare them myself. I love the secret garden situated in my backyard, regardless of how junky it gets. No longer able to afford a vacation, this will have to be it for the time being. In the winter months, I still enjoy it. Anyway, here I am sharing my art, favorite recipes, cocktails, gardening tips, and just my usual vents and bantering. After all, I'm old enough to say whatever the heck I want to now ... Oh, the two pictures below are NOT of my garden, although the one with the pink French doors looks very much like the backyard I grew up with. I am searching for pictures of that wonderful place and will post soon.