Tomorrow is my potluck garden party, and a few days ago I returned from a week and a half away, so I have been weeding like crazy. I missed the first peony bloom, but I walked around the garden with nippers, deadheading the truly spent ones, and cutting the almost-past-prime ones for bouquets inside.
Inside there were big bouquets on every available surface.
I can’t resist including a few of the portraits of peony blooms:
While we were away a woodchuck moved into the vegetable garden. It found the perfect spot, under the steps leading down to the garden.
Of course David lost no time–he filled the hole back in, then filled it in again the next day, then the next day—finally yesterday he tried pouring water down it and filling it in again. We hope this gentle harassment will make the woodchuck move away!
In other garden news, the campus (trumpet vine) we thought was dead last fall is looking vigorous. No blooms yet, but I’m sure it will thrive.Here are a few other pictures–more after the party!