Saturday, July 04, 2009

Let It Rain

Missouri Beauty

Saturday, July 4, 2009
Happy Independence Day!

A dark, gray, wet day here on the mountain. The temperature is holding at 59 degrees and there is a little wind started. Karl the Wonder Dog was not the least bit impressed by yet another wet morning and his walk with me was shorter than I wanted.

I don't know if many of you remember Bruce Springsteen's song, Mary's Place, but the refrain is seven times worth of "Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain." We have had quite enough rain and it's placing farmers and nursery folks like us in bad straights because of the potential for fungus, rotted root systems, yellow corn fields of stunted stalks and hay fields that cannot be mowed. With milk prices taking another hit, this is bad for everyone involved in the production and distribution of milk. Same holds true for vegetable, fruit and flower growers. Bring on the sun!

As for the daylilies, the bloom continues although one day of hot weather and sun would color up the fields and make us all smile. I have to pack some lunch and get down to the nursery in a couple minutes but in the meantime here are a few more daylilies in bloom right now. If you are out and about this Independence Day, stop by for a visit. If the rainy gloom or long distance prevents a visit, go to Vermont Flower Farm on the web and try our Virtual Tours. If you see something you like, the on-line order system is easy to use.

Little Skipper

Lady Scarlet

Hush Little Baby

Golden Chimes

Writing from the mountain above Peacham Pond where last night's fireworks are this morning's sleepy campers. No matter where you go today, be thankful for the peace that prevails in America.

Gotta' go!

George Africa
The Vermont Gardener
Vermont Flower Farm

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Its really a beautiful flowers,
Thanks for picture....

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