Today was a picture perfect day.
High 70s, a breeze, dry air.
My favorite weather.
The garden is FINALLY filling in
after the quirkiest growing season
I have encountered.
The zinnias have
started to flower.
You will see an endless stream of zinnia
photographs for the rest
of the season, as they are my favorite to photograph.
The hummingbirds will soon return to their petals.
Nodding Onion, a perennial, delicately sways
on the afternoon winds...
A crown of fairytale flowers meant only to be
worn by the resident garden fairy....
The sedum has filled in nicely.
The hydrangeas are spilling over the fence.
A favorite hiding spot for a multitude of birds.
The Maple offers shade on my journey back to the house...
and always a swing or two!
The Hosta flowers are opening.
I love this violet tipped flower on the
variegated leaf Hosta.
The Hibiscus flowers are
the prettiest I have seen on our topiary trees.
They are QUITE early...tradition usually tells us fall
is on its way when they bloom here.
Hopefully not true! (yet)
The Limelight Hydrangea is a MONSTER!
I pruned it heavily after the hurricane winds last fall,
only to have it grow a foot in all directions
It may need a trim, as it is partially blocking our entrance to the sunporch.
(and will soon be covered with an assortment of pollinators)
Its branches stretch towards the door...
And at last I have our first harvest.