Our new patio furniture arrived last week and we have been enjoying it immensely this week! To see the way it was before, click here.
Another change in the garden this week is the Chicken Coop has been painted white. I wanted to leave it to turn a cape cod natural grey, but with the elements here in Seattle ~ I figured it would be good to get a coat of paint on it to help a little keep the wood somewhat protected. I’m sure it will (over time) still give me the look I so desire).
This past weekend our temperatures here in Seattle were in the mid 90’s. My garden here at Fishtail Cottage was impacted with some droopy plants and crispy leaf edges throughout the landscape. Watering the newly potted plants twice daily and when hand watering the garden I made sure to wet the foliage of each and every tree and shrub in the evening to help alleviate the stress to the garden sure did help. The heat also helped change those beautiful Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangeas blooms to a more pink hue. And for the last three days the weather has been overcast and cloudy…but no complaints from me. it’s nice to give the garden a break from that kind of extreme heat.
Walking the gardens today I snapped some photo’s to share with you of what is new in bloom ~ Roses, Hydrangeas, Columbine, Lantana, Lilly’s & Dalia are charming the garden this week…