Changing of the Guard

Hearty yellow violas of spring have been replaced by the red and white impatiens of summer. Seasonal shade cover more pronounced now that the trees have their full complement of leaves.

A bit puzzled by my decision to buy impatiens right under a sign that pronounced, in big letters, that they were subject to impatiens downey syndrome. I’m not normally the kind of person who ignores warning signs. I never go into a parking lot when the sign says, Exit Only.

Maybe I’m just an optimist at heart. Maybe I’m willing to take the risk because I’m a creature of habit. Impatiens have always flourished on our shady deck, and I’m willing to give them the opportunity to do it again.


About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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