Almost Lughnasadh, But I Still Have The Asiatic Lilies And The Pineapple Sage Yet To Bloom
I bought 99 of these Adios Noninolilies mostly on a whim and because they were on sale. Landscape Guy, in his infinite wisdom, convinced me to spread them all around the yard, even tucking them into odd corners, instead of making a big spread. They've had big, fat buds for over a month and just this morning I was imagining, sadly, that they probably wouldn't bloom this year due to just having been planted in June. When I came home from work today, the first two had bloomed. Now, I wish that I'd gotten another couple of hundred.
The pineapple sage will bloom sometime in September and, then, it's falling leaves, all the way down.
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I'm a woman, a Witch, a mother, a grandmother, an eco-feminist, a gardener, a reader, a writer, and a priestess of the Great Mother Earth. Hecate appears in the
Homeric Ode to Demeter, which tells of Hades who caught Persophone
"up reluctant on his golden car and bare her away lamenting. . . . But no one, either of the deathless gods or of mortal men, heard her voice, nor yet the olive-trees bearing rich fruit: only tenderhearted Hecate, bright-coiffed, the daughter of Persaeus, heard the girl from her cave . . . ."