This morning I wandered into the garden to check on the flowers after a night filled with thunderstorms.
This new day has brought along a generous dose of sunshine.
Oh what a difference a day makes, as they say.
This year we decided to fill a lot of the containers with those pre-made, drop-in pots. The selection at Home Depot was quite lovely and I decided to save myself some time using this method.
Three cheers to the person who thought up this concept:).
I'm taking a few pictures now while they look so fresh and pretty.
By mid summer they will look nothing like this despite my best efforts. Each season begins with determination to keep them looking just like this until the summer is nearly over. But then, intense heat, humidity or (like last year) unusual amounts of rain have their way and well... they usually win out. But still, I try. For that is what we gardeners do.
This geranium has been around for several years.
It sits in the garage over the winter and always blesses us with colorful blooms in the springtime. This year I transferred it to a bright blue pot. I'm rather liking that bright pop of color.
I once read that bright colors in the garden make us feel cooler than pastels. I try to keep that in mind in my southern garden.
~ Hydrangeas & Hostas ~
A happy combination, I think.
My hydrangeas are putting on quite a show right now.
They responded favorably to last night's rain.
Now that the garden is taken care of, I'm waiting for the little man to wake up from his nap so that we can take him to the pool for the very first time. The big man is his uncle who recently bought the carrier for him and had great fun carting him around the house in it.
I use this picture because it's the most recent one I have.
I'm off to put the camera into the beach bag.
What kind of grandma would I be if I don't document the first swim? :D.
How is your weekend shaping up?