However, it is also a time of garden tours, farmers markets, and so much more. And, as a song that we sing at church says...
Every day is a blessing.
In every way it's a blessing.
Every day is a blessing and I'll give it back, give it back to You.
Some days sure are easier than others, but I am trying to count each and every day as a blessing. That said, this has been a strange year in my garden. I have had several long time perennials not come back this year. One lilac tree leaf out and the lilac tree right next to it not leaf at all and none of them bloomed. That is just one story. But, despite the rough start eveything else is doing great. Thought I would share some garden photos today.
|Hens and Chicks are great this year and has a boom!|
|This is the bloom from my Hens and Chicks. This plant blooms about every 4 years.|
|I have no idea what these are but they look a lot like astilebe but they get about 5 ft tall and are huge!|
|Don't know what this is either other than a perennial that blooms mid-June. Very pretty plant.|
|This poor girl has seen better days and each year something breaks off her. But I love the worn and broken look!|
|Kissing frogs guard my hydrangas.|
|Fire pit area where the hostas one one side did not come back this year after 5 years!|
|Love hostas. Hardy and super easy to grow. Plus, they have babies!|
|More hanging lantersn|
|These two old jugs belonged to my sister's in-laws. I cherish them each year as I place them in my garden.|
|Love me some purple.|