Take thy plastic spade,
It is thy pencil; take thy seeds, thy plants,
They are thy colours.
~William Mason, The English Garden, 1782
This year I am planting a cutting garden, I wanted to make sure the seeds were in before I left for my trip. I planted The Bee's Knees Sunflowers, Double Click Cosmos, Carnations, Dahlias, Salmon Queen Scabiosa, Ace of Spades Scabiosa, and Black and White Minstrel Dianthus. I love planning a garden, deciding what colors will look good together and when and how it will all bloom. The perennial garden is magical with iris coming up next to poppies and daises nestled up to chocolate mint, so beautiful and calming.
The Writing Nag