“There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.”
Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso (Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor, 1881–1973)
TIME: 6:43 PM
PLACE: The front yard
SUBJECT: Heliopsis “Ballerina”
Another Saturday has past. There was football and cheerleading practice from 10am to noon. Home for lunch, then I went to the garden center to pick up plants for our front flower beds. I had a printout of a plan I found on the internet for inspiration, but was still not too sure what I wanted to do. One of the employees was familiar with my layout and quickly sketched a plan for me. So now I have Little Fontaine Dwarf Maiden Grass, salvia, Sedum “Autumn Joy”, Perovskia “Little Spires” (Russian Sage), Salvia n. “Caradonna” (Meadow sage), Moonbeam Coreopsis and the Heliopsis. I LOVE purple and yellow flowers. The owner then threw in a large purple fountain grass and 3(!!!) flats of various annuals - “For more pops of color in your flower beds.” he said. Talk about service - that’s one of the reasons I patronize locally owned businesses as much as possible. I spent the rest of the afternoon, digging holes, planting and watering. Dinner was Chinese take-out - no way was I cooking after all that!