Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Blooming This Week in My Garden

It's a very hot, very humid day today, far too miserable to do any gardening. I usually post photos from my gardens on Sunday, but I didn't have time as I went to my cousin's eighth birthday party. It was a lovely, fun, relaxing, family afternoon. My seven little cousins enjoy getting together and the adults do, as well!

This blue hydrangea didn't look good in the early spring, but though it is smaller in height than usual, it is bursting with blooms.

I rescued this yellow hibiscus from a sales rack; it was shriveled up and desperate for water. Another hibiscus plant now looks equally green and healthy, but as of yet has failed to bloom. I buy my plants from regular garden centers, but I can't help sometimes checking out the bargains on the sale racks at Lowe's.

This little teapot was a quick craft project last week for my deck. If you have been following my  blog, you may remember that I made two similar teapot features last summer. You may view them here and here. Those were a bit more involved than this simple little one which involved a string of clear beads, a dollar store teapot,  E6000 glue, clear fishing line, and a small shepherd's hook. 

My stand of bee balm did not fare well this winter, but a few stems have produced flowers. So far, no hummingbirds have been visiting them, but I really get a kick out of this flower.  Doesn't it look like a hairdo for a punk rock star???

Quilting and stitching-wise I have been fairly lazy. I have 'ditched' quilted a few rows of the artful log cabin quilt begun in the Katie PM workshop and have begun a hand stitched wool project which will  either be a tad late for the Fourth of July or very, very early for next year .  :-)

How about you? Are the lazy days of summer making you lazy, too???

1 comment:

  1. I haven't seen the hummingbirds on our bee balm; but, I do see them out and about in the yard. I guess, I'm going to have to pay closer attention! That hydrangea has beautiful blooms!!!!