It’s a perfectly lovely evening here in Central North Carolina. Not too warm, the humidity is way down (compared to this past weekend, which was like swimming), and a light breeze blowing. I took a stroll around the gardens (poor neglected things that they are), and took some pics to share with the world. Clicking on the pics will embiggify.
The pansies are in a pot on the table on the back deck, leftovers from the winter. It’s really too hot for them now, but they’re too stupid to die.
I snagged the Daylilies from my sister when she was ‘thinning’ hers. I swear she can grow anything, anywhere, and it always thrives and multiplies. I’ve gotten some of my best plants that way! I have several ‘clumps’ around the yard and up both sides of the driveway. They’re so bright and cheerful, and they bloom nearly all summer long.
I ordered the Hydrangeas from Spring Hill Nursery a few years back and this is the first year that they’ve all bloomed together. They’re supposed to be Red, White & Blue. I was going for a theme. But the red one is a funny purple/pinkish color, and the blue one is the light blue, so they just didn’t work out the way I wanted. I think it has something to do with the acidity of the soil.
The dark blue Hydrangea was bought separately, a few years earlier, and has been transplanted twice. The flower clusters on it are HUGE. I was hoping you’d be able to get some sense of their HUGENESS in the shot of the whole bush, but you really can’t. Some of them are like 9 or 10 inches in diameter. I simply MUST cut some and bring them to work to put on my desk.
The Black-Eyed Susans are outside the kitchen window. I thought they were all the same variety when I planted them, but apparently I was mistaken. Which is cool; I like the different looks to them.
Tell me – what’s blooming in your yard?