Darling, come for a stroll around the garden with me.

We will see a bee, on the verbena:

Bee on verbena bonensiaris

At this time of day the lawn is shaded, but most of the flowers aren’t.

Verbena, beautiful against the lawn

Here’s the plumbago, in the shade – it’s extraordinarily vivid:

The golden plumbago is extraordinarily vivid

In a shady garden, flowers seem to peep from the black, almost magically:

Flowers in a shaded garden look magical

Aren’t heucheras the most stunning foliage plants? They’re so easy, you just plonk them in anywhere and they go bonkers:

Joyful heuchera foliage

I didn’t even know what to do with myself when I saw this. I had to show you:

Oh, exquisite dahlia!

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About chiller

Rachel Coldbreath spent 20 years working internationally as a technical specialist on large data collections for law firms, before becoming disabled. She blogs on a variety of topics from the news and politics to gardening and how very annoying it is, being disabled. Habits include drilling holes about 1mm away from where they ought to be, and embarking with great enthusiasm on tasks for which she is neither physically nor intellectually equipped.
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6 Responses to Darling, come for a stroll around the garden with me.

  1. Yes, yes, a thousand times yes.

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