Summer days are here
and the garden is looking like a jungle -
from the lavender
to the fortnight lilies
to the Matilija poppies beneath the living room windows.
The sidewalk between the lavender and the Matilija poppies is completely covered and almost impassable.
I have to be gentle as I walk past the fragile poppies, but I have to be particularly careful around the bees.
The bees love our garden and they aren't especially happy when I snip off stems to use in my bouquets.
I managed to get to my little potting bench to freshen up all my wilting bouquets,
without upsetting those bees.
After the bouquets were arranged and set around the house,
I decided to dress up this old bench for summer.
A little fishing line and a bunch of mini beach balls from Oriental Trading Co.
and things are looking fresh and summery.
The bees and I were both busy in the garden - I just wish they would help me pull the weeds and tame the jungle.