I must have flowers, always, and always.
– Claude Monet, founder of French impressionist painting
I’ve been away from blogging for two weeks – the longest stretch that I’ve not been blogging. In that time, I have become uber-obsessed with nurturing the garden. Although I’ve been tending to my flower garden for years – 17 to be exact, the last few years have seen minimal effort from me because of a lack of time.
This summer, I succumbed to the allure of the local nurseries – discovering or rediscovering nurseries closer to me than my usual haunt of Annie’s Annuals (740 Market Avenue, Richmond, CA 94801, 510.215.3301). I’ll come back in another blog post to my visits to a couple of rediscovered nurseries, but for now, I’m just going to share the fruits of my labor. I’ll also post on Friday my latest garden project, which is at the heart of my absence of blogging and the mother of all obsessions of the garden kind.
Here, I present the latest couple of weeks’ worth of flowers. I have a bounty, but I confess to having planted quite a number of new dahlias, while many of last year’s dahlias are still forming buds, and trying new perennials and annuals that self-sow to bring variety to the garden and future bouquets. Enjoy!