I am finally on Summer Break....
Actually it started last Friday....
but it never really feels REAL until Monday morning rolls around and I DON'T have to get ready for work!
Wouldn't it be lovely to be the girl in this Winslow Homer Painting?
We have a hammock....
I have a book.....
More likely this will be ME!
Bent over the garden, weeding and weeding and weeding!
I am headed to my Mom's house with lots of bug spray to tackle her gardens!
In the meantime....take a look at what is blooming at Sweetwater!
Clockwise from the top left:
- Yellow Gazania an annual flower also known as African Daisy or Treasure Flower. Loves the sun and likes it dry! I have them in planters so I can move them around.
- Yellow Asiatic Lily-once in a while they actually bloom BEFORE the deer eat them.
- Lobelia...in a pot so they can move to the coolest spots in the yard...once these showstoppers dry out....they are gone for good...keeping them moist is a challenge!
- Red Asiatic Lily...I got a picture of this yesterday....alas....overnight they were a midnight snack for the deer....Arghhhh!
- Common Daisies....with Siberian Iris! It is almost time for the Shasta Daisy to bloom and all these daisies that have taken over the garden will get ripped out like weeds!
- The new rose....love the creamy tangerine color and it smells fabulous. We are leaving it in the pot to see if it likes the front garden!
- The first hydrangea bloom....will it be pink or blue this year? We never know, but whatever color it will be a showstopper!
- Pink Dahlia....love to cut these for little spots of color in the house!
- Campanula-we have 2 kinds....one is tall and one is in a clump. They really like our yard and we have transplanted them all over the garden. They are nice in bouquets in the house.
Since I deadheaded the last of the peonies on the bushes last week....
It was time to "reconstitute" some of the buds from the refrigerator!
Here they are in all their glory!!!!
I never really believe that it is going to work....but look see!And there are 5 more bunches waiting!!!
Have a Great Week!!!