Next Year continues to bring me endless hours of surprise, delight and pure joy. I am beginning to understand why Grandmother Bessie loved to garden. Each day Next Year brings forth new blooms. This is Oak Leaf hydrangea--one of my favorites. These blooms will fill out, turn colors and in the fall the entire plant will be a cinnamon color which the birds love.
This is the first real bloom on Miss Mophead Hydrangea.
But look at the number of blooms Miss Mophead will be bringing me! I was at the garden center today and found hydrangea food which turns the mop heads blue. You bet your boots I bought some.
The day lilies are just beginning to bloom. They are so faithful and hardy! I have several varieties and plan to add more.
This daylilly is Stella d'oro--she is faithful and never fails. She will bloom her heart out all season! Stella is also very versatile!
This is a spider daylily--I do not know the name--will have to find out.
The blue is incredible! I have had this plant for years, and it never disappoints!
This is Jackamia clematis--he's still blooming! I'm not sure what I did correctly with Jack this year, but I must give him more attention--his beautiful blooms have certainly gotten my attention!
This is clematis comtesse de bouchard, three beautiful maidens in a row. Comtesse has not had as many blooms as Jack but she is certainly lovely. Am going to give her more of my attention also.
I bought a replacement pair of gardening gloves today. AppleJack says I wear out two pairs of gardening gloves every gardening season. With such a mild winter and early spring, this year has the potential to be a three pair year.
Rain is in the forecast for this evening and tomorrow. One of those long slow gentle rains which nourishes the good earth.