Where were we? Ah yes, the garden, but as we look backward to July 2007'and forward to this summer's romneya, let's also take a minute to see what's blooming right now, this May, in my back yard. Yesterday we had some splashes of orange-red. Today, let's check out the sea of blues and purples . . .
Forget-me-not everywhere, of course -- I once heard an older woman complaining to her companions, as they chose plants in a nursery, about what a nuisance forget-me-not was in her garden, sprouting up everywhere, requiring her to patrol vigilantly, yanking it up as soon as she spotted it. I just don't get that -- first of all, it's so easily uprooted once the blooms are spent, and second, it's so sweetly pretty, the quintessence of a happy April/May garden day. Happiness. Happiness!