Calm Before the Storm
I went out this AM hoping to find enough somethings to cut a bouquet for my wife's stepmother. It's kind of like the calm before the storm in my garden right now. It's that time when the roses are gathering for the next big flush, all the mops and lacecap hydrangeas are beginning their long run, each of the different phlox has now begun to bloom, and the dahlias are one by one budding up and popping.
The bouquets are slowly becoming more mixed instead of all roses. In a week or so, the calm will be over and I will be back to 6-8 huge bouquets a week. Here's the one I managed to find in the lull this morning. The little dark pink singles are rose campion which my wife's father loved. I carefully stuck a few in for a personsal touch.
My father would have been 90 tomorrow so I'll make a rather large one for my visit to his grave and post it later.