I have had so much to post about that I haven’t been able to get back to updating the garden. The fairies have settled in permanently, and I found another door in the kitchen. The weather finally has turned warm to stay, so the landscape has turned verdant green. There are still some flowers in the wild areas of our land.
It rained so much during the time the rhododendrons and mountain laurel were blooming that I almost missed getting pictures. Across the meadow, the huge green shrub in the center is mountain laurel, almost done. The white next to it on the right and just visible on the lower left are both white dogwoods.
The dogwood on the circle is blooming too.
Mountain Laurel is blooming in the back on the mountainside as well.
The pink rhododendrons are in full swing, but the white ones are still in the bud stage.
In the back, I went to check out how the peaches were doing, and they are all gone. ALL of them! Dang bear they weren’t even close to being ripe!
Out front, the lily does have a bud and I am hoping for it to flower this week.
Looks like I may get some tomatoes this year…
and some squash too!
This little dianthus is blooming like crazy, but I wish it would get a bit bigger.
The daylilies are starting up now, and there are tons of buds to come.
These will bloom continuously for several weeks. There are five or six varieties in the garden.
I have put three pots in the garden with flowers to add interest and height to the bed. Those are doing well, this one really looks good with three different flowers. I just missed the geranium blooming with them, but it will bloom again and most of the summer. The verbena and petunias are doing great.
The most exciting thing is my hydrangea is blooming this year! It didn’t bloom last year or the year before, so I am thrilled. It is covered in blooms!
There must be sections of soil more acid and some more alkaline in the same area because I have blue and pink flowers, and a lovely lavender too, all on the same plant!
Stunning, aren’t they?!!
They spill out of the bed through the stair railing, with many more clusters in the process of developing.
Back up on the veranda, the lobelia seems to be happy.
White impatiens are overflowing their spaces with flowers.
All the torenia baskets are now trailing a bit.
The yellow ones are doing well too.
The lettuce is coming up, and I hope the bear doesn’t find it.
The white geranium is happy too.
I love this pot with the pink and white colors together.
On one end of the veranda, the lobelia looks great with the pink geraniums. Another variety of lobelia complements the yellow lantana too.
Lobelia and white begonia almost cover the little fairy house.
The rockers are ready for visitors.
Want to come sit for a spell?