I drove yesterday, went to the studio, I should not have done that, I very nearly got in an accident, unable to turn my head. When I got back home I was fairly wrecked, Energy like a burned out bulb.
Today I could only go as far as across the street to take a photo of my neighbors rose, Such incredible color , It looks like fire.
My lavender is getting along well, spread out a few feet from last summer , think I will have enough for several underwear drawers.
The neighbors peonies are nearly spent already, they do not last long.
Our peonies are still tight little golf ball buds. The gardeners killed the ants, without ants the peonies will not bloom. We hired gardeners because we could not agree on what to do with the area and what to plant. I thought the gardeners were on the same page as me when they first came and dug weeds, used a spade and seemed organic, caring for the soil- soon I realized that they were more on a different page with their hazmat suits and toxic spray and a damned leaf blower! Anyway, They sprayed the bugs, the weeds, the soil. But our yard "LOOKS" reasonable.
I brought one ant over from the neighbors peonies to tickle our bud into a blossom. I will let you know if that works. I hope it signals it's friends to come over.