On a recent visit to a friend’s garden, I was reminded of my one time love affair with helenium. They’re another mid to late summer bloomer and look pretty fantastic in the lengthening shadows of September, whether in the garden or on your table. Of course, I’m embittered because mine never came back the next year, but don’t let that stop you (mine were kind of neglected and the soil was terrible). Heleniums are, for the most part, hardy and drought tolerant. Plus, the bees love them! I have at least 5 more pictures of bees on helenium, but I’m saving them for future editions of my weekly bee photo feature (otherwise known as weekly links).
Sun-drenched room, eclectically furnished
Cute video on Miette bakery in San Francisco- “I eat cake every single morning . . . and I don’t want to wake up any other way.” PREACH.
The combination of peonies and allium buds, as well as the adorable dessert table make this wedding worth checking out.