This past week you would have found me in the garden every day.
Not sitting a lot, mostly working, but now and then taking a quick
break and making time for a little dreaming.
The weather held with plenty of sunshine, quite hot and no rain.
The felling of the three large trees along with stump grinding and
pruning of smaller trees, left a lot of areas requiring clean up,
tidying and mulching.
Today will be really hot, 95F and all I plan to do outside is some
watering on the plants in pots - mostly herbs - as the next several
days show rain off and on which the garden really needs.
How special it is to have flowers one has grown and can then
cut and arrange to enjoy inside. The hydrangeas are starting to
fade fast from so much sunshine, their beautiful cobalt blues turning to
dusty shades of pink, grey, green, lavender . . . . . . pale but still lovely.
Have a great weekend.
My hydrangeas are slowly coming ut. Very slow this year. What a beautiful blue yours are.ReplyDelete
Today we're having much needed rain, they will guzzle that up but probably never be brilliant blue again! I like the faded shades too though - a very vintage/old garden look which works for me!Delete
LOVELY photos and great styling with all your Hydrangeas.
Glad you could enjoy your garden in different ways.
We try to bike but the forecast looks awful, so much thunderstorms for the coming 9 days + today... Hate that as you cannot do anything outside as well.
Be careful in the impending weather pattern coming - you may have worse storms than us.Delete
Just started raining here - Sunday morning - and will be on and of all day. We have no gardening plans today - but hope to meet up with some family members later for Father's Day!
Your hydrangeas are beautiful! It sounds like your garden is keeping you busy. I just did a post on my living and dining room before and after. Come check it out! I think you will see we have a very similar lamps in the living room.ReplyDelete
I'll 'visit' with you later dear - love seeing what you come up with, always so pretty and comfy in all your homes!Delete
Your Hydrangeas look lovely in a vase. How did you prepare them? Hammer their stems? or something else? Hugs Ali.ReplyDelete
No I don't do that Ali, but do try to change the water and recut stems every couple of days to keep them fresh for a while, then let the water gradually dissipate until the flowers become dried and can use them for decoration during the winter!Delete
Dear Mary, thank you for taking us into your garden!ReplyDelete
I have some books by Gertrude Jekyll, a fascinating woman. And at the moment the rose called after her is blooming on my balcony in Berlin - and my neighbour who waters her can indulge in her beauty and wonderful smell...me not...
Hydrangea sometimes is named "water slurper" or "water guzzler" - so it is fine that some rain will follow!
My neighbor is away and all I have to take care of are his tomatoes! Wish I had a perfumed Gertrude Jekyll rose, they are beautiful. On looking her up and reading more it's hard to believe she was born 100 years before me! She was an amazing gardener.Delete
It's raining lightly right now - more to come later.
Hydrangeas are gorgeous, pale or not! That faded beauty is maybe even more summery than the more vivid colours when they just start blooming.ReplyDelete
Stay cool - I am trying to do the same, with little success at the moment :-D
Yes, still beautiful even when faded. I will hopefully save some blooms to dry later.Delete
I so appreciate your kind comment, many thanks for stopping by.Delete
Sounds as if you very much enjoyed your week! The view must have changed a lot with three trees down. What do you think? Is it a delightful view?ReplyDelete
Because we're in a bit of a dip we don't have a vista - just more trees all around us, most in neighbors' yards! But much more sky and brighter light now - even our living room which faces north has sun in the mornings when the rising sun in the east is shining through a wide gap left with the trees gone!Delete
Hope all well in Maine dear Vee.
Just gorgeous! Each and every picture! I love them all.ReplyDelete