Category: Garden Journal

Gardens and Seasons

August plants and flowers discover a new home in our yard. Grateful to see goldenrod and new thistle plants. Last year, there were many bees when the goldenrod bloomed.

A few years ago, Karl removed the invasive garlic mustard plants. The Garlic mustard page has more information, at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Some new space was created.

We appreciate the variety of gardens we see in the area, including formal gardens, a few plants by a door, and wildflowers. I learn a little more each year, from the gardens here and blog posts. As I write, I think about holiday lights – the many ways people decorate. A grand display, and then something simple. All works together. The beauty of today, and every month and season.

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Two Butterfly Poems

Karl saw a monarch butterfly yesterday, in the yard.

home from mailing
poetry notes
monarch butterfly
greets me
at the back door

A poem from my archives, and reprinted at Poems For Bulletin Boards.

bright sunny day
and steadily they go by . . .
monarchs flying south

As Karl said, “Their epic journey.”

This was September 17, 2014.

July to August

This is a beautiful time of year. Daylilies and hosta bloom.

July 14, 2019
July 21, 2020
July 21, 2020

Garden journal photos of hosta are by Karl.