What happened to Spring? It seems as though it rolled in for a couple of weeks
and then told Summer to come on in! It has been unusually hot these past several days,
however, with the rains coming, we will get some relief with cooler temperatures.
In doing my daily watering on the porches,
I decided to take a stroll among the flowers in the yard and porches.
The petunias on the front porch are as pretty and happy as ever.
My Knock Out roses are doing especially well this year.
We have to make certain to spray them often with deer repellent.
The garden center told me that the deer stay away from the Knockouts,
but not my deer!
A sea of yellow, cream, and pink!
And the Geraniums seem to be pretty happy too!
Now let’s go to the backyard!
See these geraniums?
I love this variety.
Have you ever heard of PlantSnap? It is a plant identifier app.
Just take a pic of a flower or plant that you cannot identify and it will
identify it for you. Here is a screenshot of what appeared on my phone
when I took a photo of the geranium from the app.
Here it is in my very old and favorite garden container.
It is from the Martha Stewart collection that I bought over 20 years ago.
The beautiful container is made of resin and has held up very well
through harsh winters and the heat of the summer.
My other geraniums.
Every Spring, you can find a potted Japanese Painted Fern
on the table for two on the veranda.
Petunias and more on the table under the pergola.
This year I added some Travenia.
And look what has some buds waiting to bloom?!!…my hydrangeas!
I thought they truly got zapped by the late Spring freeze.
There are even buds on the multiple hydrangea bushes on the other side of the house
that produced no blooms for the past 3 years. I am so excited!
However, my house is on the market and I hope I get to enjoy these beauties
for a little while.
And talk about Travenia,
I added more Travenia to my upper porch window boxes.
I so love the pop of yellow with the blue.
Thank you for taking a little stroll with me in my yard and porches.
I took a stroll for something specific to photograph with my iPhone
and then starting snapping away at all of the flowers.
So please excuse this post of my iPhone pics!
Stay tuned Friday for Floral Friday. We will have more fabulous
floral inspiration for you to enjoy and create for your home!
I wish you all a most beautiful day!!!