Fishtail Cottage’s Garden 6/30/14…
Over this past couple weeks, I’ve been cutting back many of our trees and shrubs ~ this has been a lot more work than I’d anticipated, consuming most of my free time. Less rain, and more sunshine has put spring blooms in the far distance and awakening a new phase of the landscape. Seattle gardens have certainly embraced this summer sunshine and dryer weather.
Bee Balm and Astilbe has appeared this week…
As well as some of the daylily’s and tiger lily’s…
Some of the annual self seeding favorites have appeared…snapdragons and poppies…although I haven’t seen nearly the amount that I am used to of these two pretty blooms in my landscape – so curious why that is?
The roses have faded from their first eruption of blooms, but there is still so many of those re-budding. Morning Glory is a weed here in the Pacific Northwest that I cannot stand, but it continues to pop up EVERYWHERE, so I figured I’d snap a picture to share before I pulled this one out (again)! I’ve pulled most of my lavender out this spring as it only lasts a few years here. I transplanted new little seedlings that I found in my gardens to where I preferred them to be and already seeing a few blooms ~ next year is when they will be shouting out more prolific blooms!
The next explosion of blooms that is beginning this week are the hydrangeas that I’ve planted in almost every square inch of the landscape. Many of my hydrangeas were planted in the fall of 2006 ~ they were those grocery store clearance throw away plants at giveaway prices. Once very small shrubs, they continue to grow and fill in the garden beds here at Fishtail Cottage. I do not use any chemicals to make them a certain color or add anything to the soil around them ~ I allow them to just bloom as they wish. I appreciate all of colors that they bring to the gardens…
Would love to see you all link up or at least visit the Garden Party this week! If you’d like to see where I am linking ~ please check out the Link Parties on my side bar. I hope everyone has a beautiful and safe July 4th! xoxo, tracie
Happy new week.
As for your hydrangeas - jealous!! I have white ones, but the pink don't seem to do very well in my garden. I keep holding my breath that they will bloom and they rarely do.