Friday, July 7, 2017

Cottage Garden In July


 We had some rain today, and may have a bit of stormy weather overnight.  The garden really appreciates it, and is thriving.







This hydrangea is so beautiful this year.






Aren't they lovely?

What are your plans for the weekend?  

Time is flying by this summer and in a few weeks the girls and I will be winging our way west for my nephews wedding! I'm so excited about traveling with my girls and then having all my girls together for the week!  Its going to be a fun time.  We are staying with a precious friend at her home!  She and her husband have invited us to stay with them since they live very close to where the wedding is going to take place!  Such a generous offer.  I can't wait to hug this friend, tight!



24 comments:

  1. Your garden is looking beautiful and happy!

    Such a generous offer from your friend! You are sure to have some good times on this trip!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm not a fan of flying, but other than that we are going to have some good times!

      Delete
  2. Deanna, your cottage garden is stunning! Where is your hydrangea located? Full sun? Part shade? I bought one to plant this year and I want to plant it in the best spot possible. Our summers are dry and hot . . . at least this year that's the case. It's been high 90's all week and no end in sight for a couple more weeks. No rain. I have to water frequently. I do so love hydrangeas. xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I emailed you more details but it is on the Northwest side of the house and gets 5+ hours of sun a day. Hydrangea love water, so make sure you give it a nice good drink several times a week, if you're not getting rain!

      I adore hydrangea!

      Delete
  3. Such beauty in your garden!!
    West?? How far west??

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. California, which is where I'm from, though we'll be in central California and not So. Cal!

      Delete
  4. That;s a real cottage garden, lots of colour and many different plants. Echinacea is so lovely, I forgot to plant any this year. My hydrangeas are doing well too, but then it is practically the ;national' flower of Cornwall!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh how lucky you are to have it be such an important flower in Cornwall!

      Delete
  5. Your garden looks beautiful! And so many blooms on your hydrangea! Half of the fun of an event like the one coming for you all is the anticipation. Enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Poof...up in smoke went the first and second comment. You can imagine by now what I said as you've read so many! LOL

    ReplyDelete
  7. Deanna...you have the most beautiful garden....an amazing green thumb...gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've learned so much over the years,and I enjoy having flowers to cut and bring into the house!

      Delete
  8. Our family just came back from Berks County where my parents live...were there for a family reunion over the 4th. Anyway, I can attest to the fact that the hydrangea are gorgeous up there!! I was awed. Everywhere I looked were these beautiful, healthy plants. Made me a bit envious. :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Berks is a lovely area!

      I don't know where you live but, yes, the hydrangea are thriving this year for sure!

      Delete
  9. What a beautiful garden! What are the beautiful purple flowers? My mom has some that were given to her and she can't remember what they are called!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Rhonda, the purple are Larkspur! Rachel had a packet of seeds and flung them around the garden about three years ago. They self seed now and there are several colors, including a pale pink.

      Delete
  10. Larkspur - a perfect name for them! Mom thought they were all supposed to be dark purple but some of hers have bloomed pale pink also. I'll have to tell her that there are different colors. She thought it might be her soil causing them to not be purple. They are certainly beautiful! And thank you for answering my question :) Hope you have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Lovely garden, yes, the rain has come at the right time. I've only had to hand water the porch plants.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your garden is outstanding!!

    ReplyDelete

Welcome to Creekside Cottage - a place of Hospitality, Friendship and Encouragement!