This year my Limelight hydrangea is doing better than ever..
and a slightly different look it has as the sun goes down.
And the Anabelle hydrangea that I moved is finally blooming. Three years in a spot that was much too shady was obviously 3 years too long. It's making up for lost time!
And my sweet peas are going crazy on my vintage garden fence... just like I imagined when I planted them in the spring.
This dahlia seems to be a little earlier than my other varieties. It's a very deep red with dark, almost black, leaves.
And finally my happy faced zinnias are coming alive. This one is called Cherry Swizzle, fun huh?
And I mustn't forget Peppermint Stick.
The astilbe is looking fabulous against the lime green foliage of the hostas.
And what's this? A volunteer sunflower... right in the middle of the potato row.
And speaking of volunteers, I haven't planted dill since the first year we moved to Red Gate Farm. It comes back year after year... sometimes not exactly where I want it!
The veggie garden is growing like crazy, especially the weeds darn it!
Purple bush beans are ready for picking.
Grape tomatoes, believe it or not, I will be quite sick of these by the end of September.
And those same sweet peas are also planted in the veggie garden, for cutting and bringing inside. The smell of sweet peas is one of my favorites.
And if you look closely, behind the sweet peas, the field of potatoes is being watered... again. I guess I'll be lulled to sleep tonight by the sound of the diesel motor and the spraying water... and wake to it as well.
But all these blue skies and water have brought blooms to my field of potatoes...
Enjoying the sights, sounds and even without the Coppertone, the smells of summer...