Wednesday at the Welty Garden

I am back in the garden at the Eudora Welty House Museum as a volunteer (Cereus Weeder), now that the seminar class at Millsaps College has come to a close.  A group of garden volunteers meet regularly on Wednesday mornings to weed, plant and generally take care of things in the garden at the Welty Museum.  This garden was lovingly restored under the guidance of Susan Haltom with Miss Welty’s approval.  We call ourselves the Cereus Weeders in reference to Miss Welty’s Night Blooming Cereus Club of the 1930s.

It is certainly already summer in Jackson, Mississippi, even though the official start to summer is still about three weeks away.  This is reflected in the garden with the prolific blooming of the day lilies.

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Sweet peas are still blooming but will fade before long.

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Daisies had begun to fall over and were cut back close to the ground.  We could not stand to just toss them into the compost though, so a quick trip inside the Visitor’s Center yielded two vases.  We filled both and placed one on the side porch of the house and the other on the front porch of the Visitor’s Center.

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Tired and ready for sustenance, we headed off for a sushi lunch together.  On my way out I spotted this little bird cooling off in the bird bath!

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It was a beautiful day to be in the garden with friends.  I hope you enjoy a little of the same wherever you are!

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