The Garden in Summer…

As I look out into my garden today, I’m fully aware that fall is just around the corner.  The leaves haven’t really started to turn colour yet, but the annuals and perennials are fizzling out.  The ground is dry and cracked, and as I move the hose around, I’m reminded that we have no control over nature.  The hydrangea leaves are droopy and the flowers, heavy, are turning brown…not that lovely shade of pinkish burgundy that’s so special in the fall.

I went through the photos I took over the summer and will share them daily this week.  Next week I hope to start the blog up for another year.

Looking forward to catching up with you again and hearing about your summer.

xox Judy



8 thoughts on “The Garden in Summer…”

    1. Hi Carol, Thank you. I love hydrangeas and I know you will too. They do need a lot of water especially the first season they are planted. I hope you get lots of blooms…as you know they make beautiful dried flowers. xox Judy❤️

  1. Happy to see you are back Judy. The very hot temps., that lasted so long, were really hard on anything trying to grow. Some of my rose bushed in sheltered areas where the heat was intense barely blossomed. I have a questions already. What is that gorgeous white flowering shrub? Looking forward to upcoming posts.

    1. Hi Karen, Thank you…I am happy to get back into a routine again too. It sounds like we all had some challenges in the garden over this summer. The white flowering shrub is a mock orange, which was glorious this year. What started as a shrub is now a tree! xox Judy❤️

  2. Oh my gosh Judy, your garden is gorgeous!!! Is that the tree you planted last year in the “bottomless” pot? If it is, then it seems to be a huge success! Are the white flowers from a Mock Orange shrub or are they from your apple trees? I barely got any flowers on my Mock Orange at all this summer and none of the fragrance as a result, unfortunately. The heat also did a number on my hydrangeas this summer and they required a lot more TLC (water!) than usual. So wonderful to see your blog again….made my day! Hugs, Karen xo❤️

    1. Hi Karen, Thank you for your VERY generous compliments! Unfortunately the hydrangea standards that I planted last year in the bottomless pots did not survive the winter. I did, probably foolishly, plant hydrangea again in these pots this summer. Yes, that is mock orange and it bloomed like crazy this year and the scent was divine! I have it up against my brick fence (wall) facing west and so far it has been a highlight in the garden every year, however, this year it was exceptional. xox Judy❤️

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