Garden fairies here!
We are garden fairies. Have you missed us? Our last past was way back in early June.
We would post more often but for some reason Carol has decided to write posts dang-near daily—pardon our language, but we are garden fairies—and it has been difficult to get computer time.
But then we saw a comment from a faithful reader who calls herself “Old Lady Gardener” saying wasn’t it about time for a garden fairy report, so we got together and held a meeting and decided that yes, we should provide some kind of an update.
We all agreed, more or less, that we would start this update with a picture of the double tiger lilies that are blooming near the vegetable garden because Seedy and Soddy have worked so hard to get them to open just right.
We think they did a great job, and there are more of the same elsewhere in the garden that they plan to open up in a few days.
Out in the vegetable garden, SweetPea MorningGlory says things look pretty good. The zinnias are starting to bloom like crazy and to the delight of Carol, SweetPea has kept the sweet peas blooming at the same time. Carol says that she doesn’t ever remember such a thing happening as those two flower blooming at the same time.
We are garden fairies! We do like to please Carol when we aren’t hiding her gardening tools. Gosh, earlier this summer do you know how long it took her to find her gardening knife hidden under a bag of mulch in her wheelbarrow?
Long enough to show how lazy she can be. Honestly, she just needs to finish spreading those last few bags of mulch…
What else is going on around here, you faithful readers ask?
Well, the Ruellia is starting to bloom. Honoria and Hortensis think it is quite the pretty little flower
The common name for this flower is wild petunia, but it isn’t a petunia at all! And some people even call it a false petunia. But it isn’t even in the same plant family as petunias. It’s in the Acanthaceae family and petunias are in the Solanaceae family.
Honestly, we are garden fairies and we wonder why people don’t call petunias false ruellia? Why indeed? But that’s enough of that discussion. One could go all night debating such a question and believe us, Ol’ Rainbow Tanglefly would like nothing better than to do that.
But we are busy! There are fireflies who need an occasional battery change and too many moths that we have to redirect away from that porch light Carol insists on leaving on all night long. Plus, we are starting to gather paint for fall leaves. About now, we like to color just one leaf because honestly, it is hilarious to watch when Carol finds it.
It reminds her to stop being so lazy and get some of those gardening projects done before the snow flies, as they say.
What else is going on around here? Well, Carol already spilled the beans on most of the flowers blooming right now and her first big tomato so there’s not much else to tell, truth be told. Oh, wait. Carol is talking about getting another rack to double her seed starting space. We garden fairies are 100 percent in favor of that, though it will give us double the work in the spring to get all those seeds to germinate.
But we will do what we need to do, as always, because—say it out loud—we are garden fairies.
Okay, we are done. We are garden fairies. We are busy and summer is moving right along. That is our update.
Viola Greenpea Maydreams, Chief Scribe and Head Sunflower Scout here at May Dreams Gardens.
P.S. It rained last night and so Carol’s mood is much improved.