Fishtail Cottage’s Garden 8/4/14…
So I can’t even begin to tell you how gorgeous it has been here in Seattle! We are still experiencing a tremendous amount of heat and no amount of watering is giving my landscape relief. As I walked the garden looking for flowers worth photographing, I just see the ‘to do’ list growing in my head of what needs to be done out there when the weather cools a bit. For now, I am just enjoying the garden for what it is and what plants are embracing this type of heat.
As you can see, the Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangeas are turning to the anticipated darker shades of pink. Just so pretty in the garden!
The other hydrangeas have not been so happy ~ however, this one next to the patio has sustained its beauty because of the afternoon shade.
But the sad reality of so many of the others look like this…
The roses continue to put out some pretty color ~
More mallow continue to bloom and give the bees and hummingbirds places to visit.
The bird bath’s seem to dry up so quickly, therefore I decided to add this fantastic “Perky-Pet Top Fill Wild Bird Waterer” to the front yard. The lid collects and filters rain water (although these last couple weeks ~ I’ve had to fill it up myself) It holds 64 ounces of water ~ so far it seems to last a couple days at a time. Doesn’t spill either! The birds have been happily visiting for a cool drink on a regular basis! It’s been fun to watch them from my window. If you need one for your garden, Click here… you will love having one too!
Still hard to believe we are moving right along into our first week of August. I hope you all enjoy your week this week ~ and remember to join in the new garden party that I mentioned in last weeks post!
Thanks for sharing the beauty with all of us.
Carole @ Garden Up green
Hope you are enjoying your Summer. It's going way too fast for me and I've been busier than I want to be. We still need to talk about the possibility of a visit:-)