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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Cottage Garden: Annabelles In Bloom

 


The garden took a beating with a big thunderstorm on Monday, and I need to go out and tie up my Annabelle Hydrangea. 

These come from my Annabelle bush across the creek on our property. They are under a mulberry tree and were some what protected.

A nice young friend, who is a gardener gave me two small bushes from his garden several years ago. He was dividing his Annabelles and offered me some. I was very happy to be on the receiving end! 

I love that about gardeners. They are very giving. When I first started gardening, almost all of my plants were from friends' gardens. We are always in need of dividing perennials. I can't tell you how many shasta daisy were divided out to friends from my own garden.

I also save seed every year from my hollyhocks, and my poppies, and I share those as well.

Today when I tie up the Annabelles, I'll also do a bit of deadheading on the roses, and clip some flowers from my daylilies, feverfew, gooseneck loosestrife, and maybe some echinacea. This is why I garden, friends!

Here is an arrangement of roses from my garden last year.


 Still a favorite photo and arrangement. Soul filling beauty.

Happy Wednesday friends!

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!!!

    And tee-hee-hee.... Silly Ol' Annon. came calling on my blog too. Naturally, I sent he/she/it to SPAM.

    This person has too much time on he/she/it's hands.

    Had to tell you. -gigggggles-

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  2. I think you have THE most beautiful garden around.....just stunning! Thanks for sharing Deanna.....hugs from Texas!

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  3. Beautiful Annabelle hydrangeas! I, too, love things that you can clip and enjoy inside as well as outside!

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  4. Come to think of it, most of my garden has been gifted as well. I don't mind sharing clumps. I don't save seeds, though.

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  5. SO pretty! Oh how I love flowers! We have been at the beach for a week and my garden is in need of some love. Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

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  6. I always admire your gardening skills and variety of blooms, Deanna. I'm not a great (or patient) gardener. I love perennials and should plant more, because to be surrounded by all that beauty would be lovely.

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