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|4 Jun '13 11:26 am|
While out in my garden that day, I noticed something special had happened. You see, I had tried overwintering two Nasturtium plants, each a different variety. But by early to mid spring, both plants looked like they hadn't made it and so I tossed them into the compost bin. It turns out that they must have spilled into the lower left corner of the bin because I found them to be green and thriving there! I left the one Nasturtuim that I recognized as the dwarf variety where it was, but the 'Empress of India' Nasturtium was too much inside the bin still and so I removed it. It is now transplanted in the middle section of the garden not too far from the willow tree where it is less likely to be injured or lost. Another pretty plant that's a volunteer and growing against the compost bin is Malva. It's an annual which is closely related to the Hollyhock and it sports these purple and white flowers. I normally have a few that come up every year in my big garden.
Well, here in Kentucky right now, Spiderwort is in bloom and it's been filling up my flowerbed at the side of the house. I like Spiderwort and its glowing purple petals compliment the daisy-like Feverfew that has also helped itself to filling my flowerbed. Every year I'm blessed with an abundance of Feverfew and this prolific annual herb is easily controlled if so desired. And I don't want to leave out Rose Campion. This biennual with its hairy grey foliage and white blooms has made its way from the bed to the front corner of the house along with the Rudbeckia which will flower later.
My dad's Rose bushes are heavy-laden right now with blossoms of different colors while most of his Dianthus are past their peak. However, I have a potted Dianthus that I had moved from my front porch to a sunnier location and they're still in bloom. And speaking of moving things, I finally transplanted those Portulaca sprouts to a clay container outside where they soaked up some of the rain that came Saturday. They like it sunny and so I had put them in front of the greenhouse where my potted Dianthus reside.
June here is so full of life and color. In the middle of the yard I have a cherry tree with fruit that has been ripe for the picking (and eating). Near this tree is a bird bath where I saw two honey bees drinking water from it. And Sunday, while driving home from church, I spotted Chicory growing along the roadside. This herb has such pretty blue blooms and is one of my favorite things to see on a drive. And then on Sunday evening, resting on my Mexican Terragon herb at the front porch, was a firefly. These are just some of the special things that come to Kentucky this time of year.