The fiery breath of June, like a wrathful mythological beast, scalded and singed the delicate flesh and suffocated the psyche and spirit with stifling humidity.  The world had grown still and silent aside from the occasional hiss of wind.  Until the creature retreated with the setting sun, flora and fauna sought refuge in the cool comfort of shade’s benevolent embrace.

And it is here we find consolation, solace and security like a father offers a child, and it is here we pay homage to all Dads as we celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday, June 18th.

Please find time this Sunday to honor your Dad, and let him know how special he is.  Happy Father’s Day!

Plant of the Week

Photos courtesy of Midwest Groundcovers

Hosta Big Daddy

Enormous frosty blue leaves with small purple, trumpet-shaped flowers bloom June – July.  Prefers full shade and moist, well-drained soil.  Grows 18-24″ tall and 3-4′ wide.  Slug resistant.  Attracts hummingbirds.

“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”

-Clarence Budington Kelland

Best wishes,

Kim Sweeney

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!  I love and miss you every day.