moment of silence

A rare, quiet moment for the Russian sage; it’s been a¬†hotbed of bee activity for weeks. I love to see our new garden buzzing with pollinators – can’t wait till the butterflies come.

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07.30.13 purple with envy

I have Russian Sage envy. In every other garden, the plant grows in a beautiful balanced explosion of purple. It stands tall and fans out from the center, at once delicate and strong. Mine is a pushover. Whatever grows next to it is inevitably more assertive, causing my sage to slant and sag. Perhaps next spring, another intervention is in order. It’s a process…

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