Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hydrangeas in White

I really have an obsession with white hydrangeas, if I lived in a zone where blue hydrangeas grew freely, they would hold the #1 spot, but I am happy with these cool beauties. I think of them as 'late summer lilacs'. Below are my three.

Here is the delicate beauty Kyushu.

The heavily blooming Little Lamb.

Last but not least, the reliable Unique, which turns pink quickly after a few cool nights.

And a gratuitous lily pic for good measure!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

New additions, aka The list is getting shorter.

I have been wanting to add a water feature for quite a long time, I finally found not 1, but 2 that fit with my scheme. One for the sunroom...

and one for the garden.

This free astilbe is growing beautifully in the shade. It was an unlabelled garden centre reject whose next stop was likely the dumpster.

Have a look at these...last years cosmos have reseeded, but the babies are teeny tiny. About 4-6" tall and the blooms no more than 1"across. I wonder if they will reseed again?

Another off the want list - a gazing ball. I feel like there should be a fortune told anytime now.

This is the Casablanca Lily tuber I planed in the spring, such a gorgeous bloom.

And here is a problematic area, the left boards are actually a gate, so it limits what can be planted to fill the space. Here are some houseplants added today.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! :)