Category: Summer

Stalking Monarch Butterflies and September Garden Blooms

September is a month of transition in the garden with summer blooms waning and annuals spent from the summer heat. . .just like me!  The creamy-chartreuse Limelight Hydrangea blooms have transitioned from summer to fall to a burnished shade. And the stems are weighted down and heavy with flowers.  September’s light has shifted and taken…

At the Table: Fleur du Soleil

I’m at the table with Fleur du Soleil or Sunflowers, which say “summer” no matter what language you speak. Sunflowers were for $3.99 a bunch at Trader Joe’s, impossible to resist for the price and the smiles they bring with their cheery faces. Grown for beauty as well as harvested for seed, sunflowers symbolize the sun,…