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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Cottage Garden 7/8/16

Hoping everyone had an amazing 4th of July with friends and family! My front porch turned out to be more festive than I could have hoped with all of the hydrangeas in bloom! Staggered along the front of the house on each side of our porch is both Sister Theresa and Forever Pink Hydrangeas.  In the front lining the flagstone pathway is a collection of bugbane, hostas, astilbe,  heuchra and spent primroses (I love their foliage).
Shown below is "Impatiens Omeiana", a favorite {filler} peeking out among the plants I mentioned above.  It almost looks as though it glows in the dark at night.  This pretty plant will get a yellow flower in later summer. It likes wet soil and shaded areas. It is so unique and definitely one that is overlooked when you are roaming the isles of a nursery.  
Here is an up-close photo of Sister Theresa Hydrangea, the blue centers are so pretty!
My Secret Garden is in full summer blooms right now, the combination of Daylily's and Hollyhock make it spectacular.  Other free seeding blooms in this area are  bellflower, Yarrow and Shasta Daisy's.  Although I have decided to pull out any yarrow growing in the landscape because it is too invasive and takes too much time to maintain. I spent a good part of my weekend doing so!
We are about to get a second flush of roses appearing in the garden ~ here are just a few that I was able to capture in their beauty today! (Names of them in order are, Nicole Carol Miller,  an unnamed rose found at a local grocery store,  Baronne Prevost, Blush Noisette Climbing Rose, Heirloom and Winchester Cathedral.

Thanks for coming over to see what is blooming this week in my garden.  Please leave a comment to let me know you've stopped by! xoxo, tracie

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17 comments:

Jenny Harris said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos!

Trisha said...

I was just wondering if I should plant hollyhocks along my fence line and after seeing yours, I am definitely going to do it now! I wish I could grow hydrangeas like yours, but Idaho is just too hot for them...yours are absolutely stunning!

~Trisha

Maribel said...

What a beautiful garden you have, lovely roses and hydrangeas. My first ever hollyhock is standing there with lots of buds, hope to see the flowers soon.
Have a lovely week / Marika

Sylvia said...

Always enjoy your garden, it is so lush and beautiful. Would love to take a stroll in it.

acorn hollow said...

So beautiful! I love that hydrangea. My Hollyhocks are up but not blooming yet they are one of my favorite flowers.
cathy

Molly said...

I have never seen the Sister Theresa Hydrangea but it is very beautiful

Mollyxxx

LA Paylor said...

It's so pleasant in your lovely garden... thanks for the virtual tour
LeeAnna at not afraid of color

Donna said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous garden! I'm drooling over your hydrangeas. Mine simply refuse to bloom. If you have any words of wisdom regarding the care of hydrangeas. I would certainly appreciate your input.

Grantham Lynn said...

Pretty gardens.

Bernideen said...

Lush, full, filled and lovely! A mature garden is always wonderful and yours is magnificent.

lala said...

How delightful it must be to stroll your beautiful gardens and see all of the blooming plants and shrubs. I had no luck this year with my hydrangeas due to the late freeze we had in early spring. Oh well, it makes me enjoy seeing all of the lovely gardens in blogland even more - thanks for all of the photos!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I've not been blogging as much but aways enjoy coming for a stroll around your gardens. I'll have to see if the impatiens are available here, I like the leaves and I have lots of shade gardens.

Junkchiccottage said...

So pretty. Swooning over each picture. Happy Week End.
Kris

Marie-Hélène Belanger Kingsbury Brook Farm said...

Beautiful hollyhocks and hydrangeas! Our hollyhocks are only 1 foot high in Vermont.

Jann Olson said...

Love your garden Tracie! Fun to see how it has matured through the years. Spectacular blooms!
hugs,
Jann

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I always enjoy a wander around your beautiful garden Tracie and I was particularly taken with the white hydrangea. I've never seen that one before. Thank you for sharing this week at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm delighted to once again be featuring your beautiful garden at tomorrow's party. Hugs ~ Kerryanne

While I Linger said...

Hi Tracie! I caught up with you through Shabby Art Boutique and the picture of your hydrangea made me want to come see more. What a lovely garden you have! I will be sure to visit often and follow on social media.