Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Pinks in the Garden

When my front garden first starts blooming, purples and white dominate.

The next wave of blooms ushers pink into the mix. (And a few weeds. Ahem.)

All the rain we've had ensured lush growth in the garden this year.

The heat that came after the rain???

The peonies reacted by blooming and fading in record time. 

I'm a little sad about that. I love using peonies in flower arrangements and from the looks of things I'll be lucky to do it twice this year.

Mind you, that also means my heat loving plants are doing fabulous things right now.

There is always a silver lining in the garden. (Unless it hails. There is seldom a silver lining in hail . . .)


derekcindyterp said...

Your garden is BEAUTIFUL!! Too bad there's not anything good about hail...there may be some BIG stuff coming this eve! :P

Leona said...

How do you bring your peonies in? I find there are always ants!

rosa veldkamp said...

Don't I know it Cindy! I have a plan in place to cover my hostas and rhubarb tonight just in case!

rosa veldkamp said...

Leona, I shake the peonies before I bring them in but a few ants always escape. I consider that a small price to pay. :D

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