You may recall my disappointment over no beautiful hydrangea blooms this Summer.
This was due in part to lousy weather conditions, plus the fact we had to prune
these two shrubs to the ground last Autumn when re-siding/painting the cottage.
They did grow back to several feet in height and a Summer season with just
green leaves was OK - gave the front porch a feeling of coolness on those
awful hot, dry days. . . . . . . . but how I missed the always lovely blue blooms.
So where did these come from?
Arriving home Tuesday I was amazed to see several gorgeous very blue heads
being enjoyed by fat bumble bees, and certainly brightening up the fading
early Autumn garden.
It was almost as if Hurricane Florence left us a gift among the mess of fallen
branches, twigs, acorns and leaves.
Later I'll probably cut these for a vase then allow them to dry naturally for a
little muted color over the Winter months.
Yesterday we spent hours cleaning up the garden, mowing, blowing, pruning,
weeding, cleaning and refilling birth baths and feeders. It was hot and sticky.
Today I'm off to renew my driver's license - look for some pots of chrysanthemums
for a small Autumn front entry display - and pick up some odds and ends at the
Traveling is always wonderful but coming home again is even better!