Report From PIA – June 14
I was determined to get some garden time in tonight, despite a long day of consultations. After spreading mulch five to six my body demanded some lighter work, so I headed to the lakeside perennial border to deadhead the peonies.
In addition to developing seedpods and scatterings of pink petals, I found the last buds and flowers of the season. The peony season is so short that this last bouquet is especially precious.
As the sun’s last rays illuminated the garden, I reminded myself to savor these endings. Beginnings are more exciting and uplifting, perhaps, but as things draw to a close, we have one last chance to say, “Yes, it is glorious…thank you.”