Ralph Waldo Emerson said that “earth laughs in flowers” – if so, we’ve had some delightful chuckles here lately.
I confess I’m not a huge fan of planting flowers for flowers’ sake, and prefer things which are productive. The flowers on our potatoes, zucchini or pumpkins make me smile all the more because they are both beautiful, and a hint of the harvest to come.
Yet down one side of our house we planted wildflowers to attract bees, and it’s these which are currently expressing the humour Ralph Waldo Emerson found in his soil.
(If anyone can identify that lovely pink flower for us, it’d be great!)
Of course, we have plenty of other beautiful flowers that in turn give us food. Our NZ Cranberry – aka Chilean Guava – bush looks to have gone from a prolific bloomer into a good little fruiter. Fingers crossed they ripen up!