High 81 F
Low 62 F
As Heather stated over at Heather's Garden, it has taken us many months to finally meet but on Saturday she arrived with VPH in tow. All of you who have met a fellow blogger know the thrill of finally meeting in person. The joy of being able to share the garden with another who appreciates the hard work and the finished, or should I say evolving, garden. No garden is ever really finished as it is the process rather than the product. Plants fail and new ones arrive and combinations of colors are tweaked. Two gardeners with remarkable similar foot wear and nail color! How could these two fail to be friends? I had set aside the above pictured bee balm which seemed quite appropriate given Heather's wardrobe choice for the day. Besides her beautiful smile and VPH (a very charming man) she brought along this wooly thyme which is now planted in the corner of the Florida bed. I think it will do well there and the picture I took was dappled with sun and shade so I will have to take another. Tucker was quite the host and his good behavior is indeed just his nature. He was excited to show Heather around. We did have a chance to chat for a while as it started to pour as soon as Heather and VPH arrived so we passed the time discussing all manner of gardening until the rain slowed down. Pictures do come out so much better in the filtered light of a cloudy day. Also, the wetness enhances the colors and other than wet feet it is more comfortable to walk around the garden without the bright, searing sun. Thank you Heather and VPH for stopping here at Ledge and Gardens. I look forward to our next visit and I have now added the calendar back to its' rightful place on the wall by the computer. It has all of my starting dates for the tomatoes, peppers etc. so it is going to have to be archived. What a great picture this one is for August! I have added a note on the 2nd of August which reads "Heather and VPH visit for the first time". If any other bloggers ever visit RI, I would be honored to share my garden with you in person!