The white Incrediball hydrangea is really putting out blossoms, although they are not as big as they have been in the past. Since this shrub was dug up this spring, thrown in the back of a truck, and replanted with what seemed a rather small root ball, I don’t fault it for small blossoms. I’m just glad it’s alive.
I wish I knew the name of the daylily, but I don’t. However, I just noticed my neighbor has the same one, so I’m going to ask him. The pink hydrangea and the purple verbena from last week’s arrangement still looked good and were included in this week’s.
This week I continued two challenges I gave myself last week: to include one weed (uh, I mean, wildflower) and to include one non-flower item. The wildflower is the pink mallow. Oops, you can’t see it.There, now you can see the mallow, and everything else. The non-flower element is a stem of seedpods of ‘Dark Towers’ penstemon. They are almost like beads on a stick.
I’m a member of the Garden Appreciation Society: The idea is to appreciate our own gardens more this year. To have a daily reminder of the bounty that our gardens provide. To catch a glint of beautiful color out of the corner of our eye while standing in the kitchen, or the bedroom or the living room. Every week, go out in the garden and cut a few flowers or interesting foliage and bring it in your house to display. Take a photo of it and link it at The Impatient Gardener.