Tag: Perennials

a good morning

a good morning
and especially good year
daylilies and hosta

The perennials are a wonderful source of inspiration, because of course the years contain challenging times too. This year, with our long rainy cool Spring, some farmers were not able to plant their fields. So we see some fallow fields with a few corn plants that grew from last year’s seeds. Conditions vary in the wider area here. Perhaps we will have a longer warm Autumn, and crops will have more time to grow. We have not seen the hosta flowers as abundant as they are this year.

Photo by Karl – late July 2019

Ellen Grace Olinger

Garden Journal

Flowers from a planter that we bought on sale at Menards in Sheboygan. We went there for supplies, as Karl completed a major plumbing repair here this weekend.

The previous three photos show hosta and ferns by the side of our beloved old house.

Photos are by Karl today.

sitting on a porch

sitting on a porch
a long time ago
I began to watch
the perennials grow

July 2015

Photo by Karl – July 14, 2018

Ellen Grace Olinger

small flowers

small flowers
by the path bloom
in a garden
that asks little now

over the years
some plants added
others appeared
on their own

earth, water,
warmth, sun

faith, hope
time, love

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. 1 Corinthians 13: 13 (KJV)

June 4 and 5, 2019
Ellen Grace Olinger

we walk

we walk
around a large store
on a chilly day

fragrance of Spring
perennials and
Easter lilies

We were at Menards in Sheboygan. We bought a lily that is just beginning to bloom. Now it lives by a window, and I gave it some water. The Christmas poinsettia from Mentink’s Piggly Wiggly is still lovely, and seems to be growing. We will take pictures for the blog on a sunny day, as the lily blooms. Good to bring it home in good shape. All the lilies and other plants looked nice. Some hardy Spring perennials were outside.

This is another photo by Karl from Mauthe Lake in Fond du Lac County yesterday. Still wearing my winter coat and walked outside there a short time! We see a few people on our walks outside. Yesterday, we also saw some people at the park and ash trees that needed to be cut down. Lots of work in progress. New road work too, just beginning.

Ellen Grace Olinger