Monday, June 3, 2013
The other day, I was visiting a friend who lives one street over from Diana Mendes' fabulous garden. Since I had my camera with me, I thought I'd stop and see if she was at home.
She wasn't, but I went crazy. I'd been there a couple of weeks before and thought I was seeing the peak of her May garden. But I don't know. On this day, the larkspur and roses were putting on a show. She also had a number of other flowers in bloom, including yellow coreopsis and yarrow, and some two tone pink dahlias that echoed the colors of a rose right behind it. Rising above everything was Salvia uliginosa, The color is exquisite and reminds you of a summer sky.
At any rate, 78 photographs later, I left. I had a terrible time choosing one for today. I love larkspur because it was naturalized all through the vegetable gardens where I grew up. I loved picking it when I was a little girl. I've tried to grow it here, but it was always so weak because I lacked sun. Now that some trees are (expensively) gone, I might be able to get it to grow. I'll have to remember to get some seed from Diana. Looks like the blues are dominant, but I saw white, and there appears to be a light pink one over to the right of the photograph.
In the days ahead, I'll post some other views of Diana's garden. It's so jam-packed with flowers. I am always baffled by the fact that she can have such a showy garden in spring, and then in the fall, it's full of flowers again. I still marvel at how she does it. Amazing.