The setting sun reflecting on my found and upcycled wire gate. I placed it in my veggie garden and planted bright orangey zinnias. It is reminder to me of the iconic garden gate of long ago days over which neighbors would exchange hellos. I often wish for such an idyllic encounter.
A snap of a maple and willow garden bench two industrious gardeners built and brought to a recent gardening seminar I attended. They shared a lovely lunch break perched on their handiwork. It inspired me to create my own outdoor seating. Do bales of straw count?
Territorial Seed Company is one of my all time favorites for interesting seed varieties for the garden. I not only love their Scarlet Emperor runner bean for it's visual stand out and interest in the garden but also for it's mottled black and pink bean at maturity that I've decoratively used indoors as well. So I have in my itching to go garden hands some new varieties to try, Bingo and Yin Yang. Bingo look like tiny Orca whale. Fun.
Yet in all this wetness, plantings are ripening up for the big show. Like these plump Peonie buds. See it in bloom here. It's hard to deny the power of pink!