Summer is definitely in full swing, here in our neck of the woods! Temperatures reached the upper 90’s this past weekend, with heat indexes of over 100 degrees!
Add high humidity to those scorching temperatures, and it was down right unbearable to be outdoors for long!
But it’s day’s like this past weekend when my garden’s need that ‘extra’ bit of love, so I grabbed my hose, (and camera) early Saturday morning, and took a stroll to the back yard.
The first thing I spotted were my Daylilies, which were just starting to bloom.
I couldn’t help but smile seeing those delicate yellow flowers.
But I have to admit-the fuchsia lilies that I planted a couple of years ago, are definitely my favorite! They are absolutely STUNNING up close, and didn’t seem to be bothered by the heatwave at all.
Speaking of Fuschia-(the flower not the color this time)…..
As I strolled past the back deck, I was thrilled to see that this one is FINALLY enjoying her new location. I’ll be honest, I’ve never had much luck with this finicky flower. In previous years I’ve tried everything to keep one alive through out the summer, but to no avail. Hopefully, (cross your fingers), this year I just might!!
As I made my way to the junk garden, I caught sight of my raspberry bush. I planted it last fall, and wasn’t even expecting any fruit this summer. Albeit small (teeny weeny)-these ripe berries made a tasty treat on my Cheerio’s that morning!
Have I told you how much I LOVE lavender? Last year I was blessed to have a ‘bumper’ crop,and it looks like I will again this year!
These lovelies smelled so DIVINE-and you can bet I grabbed a handful (or two) to bring inside and enjoy!
I’ll be sharing more of my gardens and herbs soon-but since I spent most of my time indoors this weekend-I have a few ‘other’ projects I can’t wait to show you later in the week!
Blessings and hugs,