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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Friday Flowers – Late Spring/Early Summer

DSC_0239For today’s Friday Flowers, I wanted to share what’s growing in the garden this early June. Ferns, ivy and lady’s mantle are all flourishing, while hot pink annuals punctuate with a pop of color.

These will carry through until Fall, when we’ll add pumpkins to the window boxes.

Hydrangeas are on the move with buds forming, but no blooms yet. Roses are starting to blossom. The garden should hit peak in about another 6 weeks.DSC_0237 DSC_0226 DSC_0227 DSC_0232DSC_0225 DSC_0233 DSC_0238The best part about this time of year in the garden is that the temperatures are perfect for spending time outside, soaking it all up. And, watching to see what will bloom next.

Hoping your weekend is blooming with all kinds of fun!

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