Early Morning Garden

Rudbeckia hirta 'Irish Eyes' At Early Morning

Rudbeckia hirta ‘Irish Eyes’ At Early Morning

Early morning is my favorite time to enjoy the garden. The birds provide the soundtrack at this time of day with their earnest songs. Hummingbirds bounce from stem to stem around the Monarda.  American Goldfinches complement the purple Verbena bonariensis. For the first time in years early July foliage and flowers are lush.

The couple of hours I invested in cleanup  this morning worked wonders to neaten the borders before a good friend from college days came for a rare visit. Between rain showers we managed a quiet stroll in the garden and even a walking meditation in the labyrinth.  Early garden solitude followed by sharing the garden with an old friend was a restorative combination.

11 thoughts on “Early Morning Garden

  1. Cathy

    Susie, that sounds a lovely way to spend the day. I have started my Sunday quietly listening to the birds singing their summer songs, and now the wind has increased a little and the village is waking up. Sundays are so peaceful here early on. Enjoy your Sunday too!

  2. Alberto

    Love that rudbeckia! Must be pretty tall, isn’t it?
    I like spending some time in the garden on early mornings too, it feels more intimate and helps starting the day with the right foot.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      The rudbeckia is 7-8 feet. It usually falls over but is standing firm this year (so far). Yes, being in the garden is a great way to start the day. Early morning is fairly quiet in my neighborhood–no one is out mowing, edging or blowing off sidewalks. The birds are usually admonishing me for keeping them away from the feeders though. Susie

  3. P&B

    Agreed, morning is a good time to enjoy the garden especially around dawn. I’ve read that birds will sing before they forage so I has gone out ‘very’ early one morning a few years ago…and I was hooked.


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