As June begins, I'm celebrating the hydrangeas at Rattlebridge. After two bloomless summers, the shrubs bounced back, surprising me with drifts of pink, blue, and purple. They're plump and gorgeous, adding color (and a bit of magic) to the shake and stone cottage.
I'd planted zinnias in April, and they're finally starting to grow.
Wisteria is long gone on the trellises, but the vines had a surprise or two.
Here in the trellis garden, we have delicate blooms: salvia, an old fashioned rose, foxglove, zinnias, and the trumpet flowers. The birds empty the feeders every few days--and they're still enjoying suet. Two weeks ago, I spotted an Indigo Bunting. Wish I'd gotten a photos. I'm still enjoying my birds.
After last week's rain, the daylillies bloomed.
Yellow lilies are blooming in front of the potting shed.
Lantana and marigolds have tripled in size.
The grocery store French lavender is flourishing in the trellis garden. I love the orange and purple combination.
I trimmed the foxglove and may need to deadhead again. The delphiniums pooped out, unfortunately. As a result, the trellis beds need freshening. I stopped by Home Depot and Lowes today, looking for coneflowers, but they aren't in stock. I didn't find anything that would work in the back of the raised beds. Yellow lantana and orange mums are in the front. If you have ideas, please let me know!
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