Almost Summer Garden

IMG_3078It’s almost summer! That means hydrangeas…or at least it usually does. Last year, like many of you, mine just didn’t bloom. So, I am thrilled to see so many blossoms this year. Here’s an early peek, as they are not at their peak!DSC_0358IMG_3077DSC_0362DSC_0364DSC_0359DSC_0365As my birthday is on the first day of summer, June 21st, I’m going to be away this week. There will be a post on Thursday, as I’m joining other lifestyle bloggers talking “simple summer entertaining tips”, so don’t be thrown by the unusual schedule.

Next week, I’ll be back on my M/W/F with photos of the where I am! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll get a preview.

Happy Summer!

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Friday Flowers – Heavenly Hydrangeas

IMG_9795Happy Friday! Summer is over for some and for others (myself included) we are clinging to it with our fingertips. Oh…where did it go?!

This is also a time of year that brings my garden into riotous bloom. I finally saw a hummingbird today, dancing around my lantana, which did not bloom as it has in the past. But, the bees have been in OVERDRIVE with my hydrangeas, which may explain whey they smell like honey when I clip them and bring them inside.

So, today is a rather indulgent post. A medley of my hydrangeas’ favorite hits. So, I thank you in advance for letting me share them from every angle!DSC_0283DSC_0318 DSC_0285DSC_0284 DSC_0288 DSC_0289DSC_0291 DSC_0290 DSC_0292 DSC_0293 DSC_0294 DSC_0295 DSC_0296 DSC_0299 DSC_0300 DSC_0301DSC_0310I hope you enjoyed this garden tour as much as this little bunny.

Happy almost end of Summer!

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Garden Update

DSC_0265The summer growing season is in full swing, but is a little behind the normal schedule. My hydrangea bushes and trees have typically bloomed in full by now, but this year they are blooming a little later. I’ve also noticed that the hydrangea bushes have less blooms than in years past. That’s part of the fun….you never quite know what will happen each season.

That said, things are looking green and lush. Here’s a look!DSC_0274DSC_0267DSC_0271 DSC_0272 DSC_0273 DSC_0275 DSC_0276 DSC_0277And, of course, I always love a pop of pink with the mandavilla that flanks our back door.

What’s blooming where you live?!!

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