The moon shines softly as dawn breaks on Independence Day.
The night bloomer, Evening Primrose, basks in the first light of the morning.
The flowers wake up and smell the fresh morning dew.
This is the big day.
Today we run the Independence Day Dash. The second leg of the storied Triple Crown of Flower Racing.
The crowd is not yet here. It is quiet in the garden
Looking toward the race, everyone knows Bee Balm is the flower to beat today.
After a stunning victory in the Memorial Marathon, Bee Balm stands tall, ready to rumble.
She – only she – could win all three races and claim the Triple Crown.
But don’t you think for a minute that any of the other flowers are going to flop today.
OH NO! Spirits are high and the rest of the field wakes up dreaming about victory.
Liatris and Gloriosa
The little wildfowers….
Oh, how they would all like to be the best bloomer – the finest flower – the prettiest darn plant of all. Today.
The sky brightens as dawn drifts towards morning.
Today. Independence Day. It’s all going to happen today.