My stepping stones seem to be leading toward Autumn….
Wait, it is just that birch tree shedding leaves WAY ahead of schedule again. I love the way stepping stones guide you through a garden. One very special stepping stone in our garden was placed at the foot of the arbor leading to our front door….by our son, on the day he moved to Santa Fe, NM. He is on our minds and in our hearts each time we go in and out the gate while he is so far away.
Stepping stones guide you through the garden, and the garden leads us through the year. When the colors in my garden darken and the richness of the dahlias appears, I know Autumn is around the corner.
Their pale glory belongs to Spring.
Now it is time for the rich jewels of late Summer!
Though white is the absence of color, dahlias do white too! I am always looking for the perfect white dahlia.
Do you have a favorite? I am leaning toward ‘Fleurel’. All but the buds were cut in my dahlia beds today, as rain threatens. But rain nourishes (sorry G.B. that you are getting too much!), and with it the clock keeps ticking, the garden moves ahead, bud to blossom.