Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Dreams




In the garden of memory,
in the palace of dreams...



that is where
you and I shall meet.





Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Helenium from the garden



"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, 
a quickening, that is translated through you into action, 
and because there is only one of you in all time, 
this expression is unique."
- Martha Graham






Friday, August 26, 2016

A Silver Star


still now
quite winds rest

A silver star
old but new
dances across, across
a shadowing sky

'ower how lovely, how lovely
she dances

she spins
swirls
and even prances

her grin's shine, shine
place pearls of white to shame

'ower how lovely, how lovely
she dances

she spins
swirls
and even prances

A silver star
old but new
dances through the night
unrest
as luna sings
and dances too

through a night
of darkest blue

A silver star
old but new
dances across, across
 a lightening sky

'ower how lovely, how lovely
she dances

until the next good night
she prances...





I see the Silver star as a Dancer, one who has put many
years into her profession and is no longer young.
Her once long beautiful hair is now thinning and white,
the once supple body has bent with age, but in moments of clarity
she can still hear the music in her mind.
And in those wonderful clear moments, she once again spins,
swirls and dances as she did in her youth,
on the midnight stage, full of stars and wonder.
















Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Gaillardia

The brightly coloured daisy flowers of Gaillardia grandiflora, Blanket Flower, are a long blooming choice for hot, dry areas. They are very drought tolerant, do well in containers and make excellent cut flowers.  Cutting them back hard in early September, forces new leaf growth and prevents the plants from blooming to death.



They bloom from June to September in well drained soil. Their spread is 30 cm (12") and are a wonderful choice for borders and meadows. 

Gaillardia grandiflora are hardy from Zones 2 - 9 in full sun.   A work horse in my dry, sandy garden. Give them a try in your garden.