Sunday, July 08, 2012

Herbs, Hydrangeas & Plumeria

Since the color of my hydrangea seems to be a bit unusual, I thought it night be fun to show you the entire bush. It's pretty's a bit taller than I am and I'm 5'8". Wanda shared her lime green Hydrangea, which is gorgeous. I don't recall ever seeing a lime green Hydrangea before but I would love to have one in my yard. Can you imagine it next to this one?

I've got four Hydrangeas planted in this bed beneath the family room window. I think this is the nicest this bed has ever looked and it's been through many, many iterations. Coleus and Chicks & Hens complement the nice, big green leaves of the Hydrangeas. These are the bushes that were getting too large last year so I pruned them and they are just now starting to produce some flowerheads.

I've got a Plumeria (which blooms white and has not started to flower yet), along with Oregano, Tarragon, and Thyme planted beneath the window of my husband's music room. This is where he practices his trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn. Believe it or not, the neighbor's do not complain about his playing....on the contrary, they are are always asking him to leave the window open so they can hear him better. Obviously, we've got pretty nice neighbors.

And on the edge of the patio nearest the lawn, I've got pots of Basil, Cilantro, Sage and Chives. There's also a Meyer Lemon tree (dwarf) in a pot there too. This is the second of two lemon trees we have and they have just started to flower for this season. The sage has really taken off this's leaves are large and luscious!

Just spent a bit of time this morning, after our walk, deadheading some of the Agapanthus out front. They are doing so well this year, it looks like a sea of purple/lavender!

I think my garden/plants are doing so well because we've been having foggy mornings and cooler days. Once we start having our normal hot temperatures, things will change, I'm sure. For now, I'm really enjoying it all. So are my quilting friends as I keep supplying them with fresh herbs every two weeks!!

Happy Sunday! I'm off to do some ironing.
Take care,


Anonymous said...

What lovely plants and shrubs. Love the mix of ornamental and herbs. We're suffering here from lack of rain so many of my potted plants are not doing well at all. And, of course, the heat has not helped at all. Last summer was rain, rain, rain. This summer, nada. Fickle nature--or global warming.

HollyM said...

I love the clor of your hydrangea. It would look nice beside the lime green one. I don't know if the soil type would do that though. Your herbs look great too. I have basil, savory, chives, lavender and lemon balm besides a few veggies and flowers. It's so fun to go out the door and pick from the garden when cooking.

Judy said...

I love that color hydrangea Terri! We have one very similar, and I figured it go to be like that because our two dogs like to hike their leg(s) on it! LOL
Your gardens are beautiful. I enjoyed my visit....until you brought up the ironing! LOL


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow everything looks beautiful!! Love your garden. Thanks for the visit.

Rafael's Mum said...

I love all hydrangeas. I don't have a garden, just a yard and get them in pots. but not planted out they do not last a second year.

North Kingsfield said...

I love to have flowers and plants in my garden because seeing them feels you more relax and it's fragrance that refreshes your place.

Kar said...

Gorgeous Terri! Love what you have in your gardens.

Vicki W said...

You have a beautiful garden!

Janet said...

Your garden is looking fabulous and you definitely need the green hydrangea.