My garden | 09.20.18

Anemone ‘Pretty Lady Maria’ intermingled with Heuchera ‘Cloud Nine’

A hazy sun cuts between the houses and warms the garden. Today is summer’s last blast — temps in the 90s with humidity to match. Autumn doesn’t officially arrive until Saturday, but her cooling presence will thankfully precede her by at least a day. I’m looking forward to seeing how this new garden of mine ages as the nights get longer and cooler.

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Acknowledging our shared challenge

The life we see on social media is all about the wine and roses, isn’t it? It’s the filter of what others want us to see, not the full picture. This morning, I was walking through the garden and all I saw was the wear and tear (transplant shock that caused a rose to lose all its leaves), chores to do (the mint is starting to spring back through the mulch), and damage (the bunnies have found the lilies and forest grass). So today’s post is more #BeReal than #ShareBeauty. Our lives will always be full of challenges and imperfection and we shouldn’t avoid acknowledging them. Shared challenge, rather than shared beauty, is often our common ground.

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