It’s always fun to visit my dad’s garden to see what’s sprouted up. The vegetables are starting to grow and we had our first meal on Friday with lettuce wraps that we’ll eat all summer long. But for now, May is all about the flowers – endless varieties of peonies (my favorite), roses, irises, clematis..
We have our own small balcony of tomatoes, herbs and flowers, but it’s nice to see the arc of a real garden progress throughout the seasons, you know, at our “country house”.
It’s even nicer when my dad cuts full blooms of peonies the size of large grapefruits and delicate pink roses for the girls to take home. They clutch the stems in the car ride all the way home, even when they fall asleep.