Right now the weather is so nice that I want to be outside all of the time. So far this fall I have planted the potager and the row garden. I have divided and moved perennials and I have also divided and moved my spring bulbs. I have started stem cuttings of my coleus, begonias and geraniums. I have been so busy preparing things that I almost failed to step back and enjoy what was already there. This Saturday, my wife asked me to go outside and pick a few roses for her mother. As I went out to cut the roses I noticed all of the really lovely things that were still growing in our garden. I decided that MiMi would get more than just a few roses. The arrangement you see is composed of a spider lilly, salvia, turk’s cap, zinnias, roses, rosemary and okra. I am so glad that I took the time to look around and enjoy what was right under my nose. I really enjoyed putting this together and sharing a little of what we love with someone we dearly love.