I noticed them when I was leaving for work this morning and ran out to take a picture in the very early morning light.
One stalk had escaped the tomato cage and was on the ground. I made a mental note to do something with it when I got home from work.
As soon as I was finished watering the containers, I went to remove the ground hugger. As I was walking down the deck steps with scissors in hand, I noticed that the goutweed was already blooming. I snipped off all the blooms.
On the way to the peony I saw one measly little pink lupine. I cut it off, too. There was some dame's rocket that I did not want to go to seed, so it got snipped.
By the time I got to the peony on the ground, I had a fistful of blooms.
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.