What a crazy week it's been weather wise since our return home from Corfu.
We haven't suffered as much as others parts of France, no hailstorms or crashing thunderstorms here, but we've had plenty of rain, followed by a couple of sunshine and blue sky days, followed by more rain.
We even lost internet access during one heavy downpour.
Still, every cloud has a silver lining and the garden does seem to be thriving despite or probably because of the changeable weather.
On the day we were "unplugged" we headed to a local garden centre to buy plants for the planters which are dotted around the front of the house. A family run business with a great selection of plants at reasonable prices.
We came home with geraniums, marigolds and a little blue plant that I don't know the name of but which has been excellent for filling in all the odd little spaces.
Elsewhere in the garden, a bright and brassy rhododendron adds colour to a shady corner, roses clamber through the Virginia creeper at the front of the house, purple flowering chives are taking over the herb bed, small fruits are appearing on the espaliered pear tree whilst the windchimes, found on a shopping trip in Savanna, GA provide a melodic soundtrack to the loveliness of it all.
My sister sent me some photographs of her remodelled front garden the other day, I just had to share this one of her miniature schnauzer Jet as a living statue posed next to his Mini Me!
Such lovely plants - and good to know that your garden is thriving. We've had such chilly weather this year so far here in NW Washington State, things are growing, but I think most vegetable gardens are slower than the flowers. Even when we have sunshine it hasn't been all that warm. Enjoy your new and wonderful flowers.ReplyDelete
Can’t wait to see it all. Lovely Jet!ReplyDelete
Happy Mosaic Monday cows are a nice new welcoming headerReplyDelete
I love your sister's two dogs...I had to go back and look again! Hard to tell which is real! lol LOVE your new banner too and do you have a new profile pic? I like it! Happy MM! Hugs!ReplyDelete
Maggie, I know your gardens are lovely. A trip to the plant center is one of my favorite activities. I wonder if your little blue plant is what we call Bacopa. Love seeing those Normandy cows. Happy week, sweet friend!ReplyDelete
Maggie, I forgot to mention Jet and his mini me. How adorable!!!ReplyDelete
We often go to the nursery for plants, Maggie, as the garden constantly needs renewal and seasonal refreshment. Lovely photos!ReplyDelete
Visiting a nursery garden is a dangerous thing - one often comes home with more than one planned. But perhaps you are better at sticking to your list! I like your description of brassy rhododendrons! Your garden sounds like it's bursting with life! Hope this week's weather is better than last's.ReplyDelete
We just had a couple of strong storms pass through last night - lots of wind and a little bit of hail. Sometimes the wind scares me with all the big trees we have around our house. Glad to see you supporting the local, family-owned business - no surprise, just like to see them thrive. That espaliered pear looks delicious already! Thanks for hosting MM!ReplyDelete
Beautiful flower mosaic, Maggie, and I like Jet!ReplyDelete
It's fun to play around with flowers in the summer time! Your flowers are going to be as rich and glorious as ever!ReplyDelete
Looks like the trip to the garden center was fun Maggie - lovely flowers.ReplyDelete
Our garden is coming along after all the rain - now we need dry days, even the clay pots that dry out fast seem waterlogged!
Happy week - Mary
Virginia has had too much rain also! Many roads were flooded.ReplyDelete
Love "Jet and Mini Me"!!! I love garden centers ... it is so hot here most have 50% off ... clearing out before the heat gets them. UGH! Thanks for hosting. Enjoy your new plants!ReplyDelete
I think it must be raining all over the world. When I get my vacation post up tomorrow you'll see what I mean! How much water can this sky hold?!ReplyDelete
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