July 1, 2009

Garden Bloggers' Muse Day - July 1

"Live in each season as it passes:
breath the air,
drink the drink,
taste the fruit."

-Henry David Thoreau
From: Huckleberries (Notes On Fruits)
Posthumous Publication

This field of spiderwort grows in a neighborhood not far from my house and screams summer to me every time I see it.

Carolyn at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago is so kind to host Garden Bloggers' Muse Day on the first day of every month. Post your poem, quote, riddle, photo, story or whatever you wish to share. Then go to Carolyn's blog and leave a comment saying that you've joined in the fun. You'll be surprised who comes to visit your blog. Thank you Carolyn.


  1. No, THANK YOU, Donna, for your lovely contribution to GBMD. That was a lovely poem.

  2. Hi Donna,
    I like Thoreau and I wish I had his stamina for walking. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. The field of spiderwort is mighty impressive with that splash of orange daylily. Excellent quote. gail

  4. The field of spiderwort is amazing! How lovely!

  5. What a great poem. I like anything that reminds us to appreciate the "now" - you know?
    Nice pic too! I'm jealous of anyone who sees fields of wild flowers...we don't get much (any) of that around here.

  6. Newly come to your blog, by way of someone else who linked to it, I enjoyed about 25 posts, 'met' your grandson and your parents and appreciate your flowers.

    I was not aware of Muse Day, a lovely idea.

  7. You asked about crinum lilies; they are cold tender bulbs growing in zone 8 or warmer, a few in zone 7. A good substitute would be Lycoris squamigera. Brent and Becky's Bulbs shows a map of where they grow that reaches pretty far north.

    You may know them as 'Naked Ladies' or 'Surprise Lilies' as the foliage dies down in late spring and a bare stem comes up in late summer bearing pink blossoms, which are only a little smaller than crinums.

  8. Carolyn gail - Wish I'd known more about Spring Fling '09 earlier so I could have joined in. It was fun reading about it.

    Rosey Pollen - He had more stamina for walking because he didn't have kids to look after like you do.

    Gail - I only this year became aware of spiderwort and so was surprised to find a field of it growing so close to me.

    sweet bay - The photo wasn't very good, but still worth posting, I thought.

    Kate and Crew - Come January, I'll let you know how jealous I am that you're in Florida.

    NellJean - Can't thank you enough for stopping by. Hope to hear from you again. The info about Lycoris squamigera is appreciated. Bloggers often mention Brent and Becky's Bulbs, so I guess I better get over there and take a look. Would love to have "Naked Ladies" in the garden:)


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