Thought I’d share some pics of the garden that I snapped a couple of days ago, starting with my absolute most favourite flower, blue hydrangeas…
The trick to getting your hydrangeas plant to produce blue flowers is to add aluminium sulpahte to the soil. I was late adding it this year, so the flowers on my hydrangea are blue, purple, and pink :-)
I also love delphiniums. If you cut down the plant after the flowers finish blooming, it will usually produce a second batch of flowers later in the summer.
I love how this little delphinium looks with the sun shining on it :-)
Ornamental grasses are beautiful – I’ve planted quite a few in our garden, and this one is my favourite. It starts growing a bit later than the other grasses, but then it takes off like a weed!
And my very favourite annual, impatiens…
This red cardinal is for my friend Kate in Australia :-) I took the pictures on a rainy day in the spring with the zoom lens from the bedroom window – this is as close as I could get!
Action shot ;-)
And believe it or not, we actually have at least one hawk living in our neighbourhood. There’s a bit of a running joke here about hawks. They freak me out when I’m swimming at the cottage – when I’m just a head sticking out of the water, what if they think I look like I’d make a good dinner!? And then when they go off and get their friends and start circling, I freak out even more. My friend Sonya said I should wear one of those propeller beanie hats to scare them away – I just might do that! Anyway, we saw a bunny running away from something a couple of days ago, and then saw this guy sitting on a neighbour’s car:
Eeek! They’re following me!
Hope your gardens are full of blooms and the hawks leave your heads alone…