This evening was a good evening for a porch chat, once I sprayed myself with some mosquito repellant (all herbal) and walked around the garden for a bit, tending to one thing and then another in a more or less random, mindless manner.
I call it Slow GADS, when you wander around doing not much of anything but still doing a few things, like deadheading daylilies, suckering and tying up tomatoes, watering containers that are up on the porch and didn't get three inches of rain dumped on them last night, and taking a few pictures.
Here are five pictures I took before I sat on the porch to think and reflect a bit...
This tiny tomato already promises to be something special, almost freakish.
This is what a Japanese beetle looks like right before it dies. It was found quilty of causing all that leaf damage and so was sentenced to death.
This zinnia bud looks like it should pop open any time now.
Is it my imagination or do these two little round 'One Ball' squash look like they are wearing pointy hats and talking to one another?
"Do you think she'll pick us in time or let us get oversized first?".
"I hope I end up in a zucchini pie."
"Not me, I want to be sliced up and sauted a bit."
And so on...
Finally, 'Hyperion' daylilies are blooming at the entrance to the vegetable garden.
American Hemerocallis Society, this variety was introduced in 1924. I can imagine it growing in my grandmother's garden. After all these years, it is still a lovely daylily and somehow managed not to cheapen itself like 'Stella D'Oro' did.
Plus it smells nice, too.
And that's five pictures from my garden. Thanks for stopping by for a porch chat!