Welcome to summer here at the lake...
That is what it is feeling like to me this week.
When the daylilies and hydrangeas start blooming... it is Summer to me.
And I could not be happier! See this little guy... he makes me happy too.
This one's name is Pumpkin....
he has an almost identical brother Twinkie...
and a third kitten Ivy that is grey.
They are so sweet.
We have been playing with them all week.
More pics to come.
They follow me around the garden and sneak into pictures!
This week I have been doing clean up.
I cut back all the roses that were huge in this area...
I know it seems harsh. But now you can see all the perennial blooming.
The roses will come back better than ever.
And now you can walk to my front door!
I have several white blooms right now.
Last year I added almost everything white I could find.
This is a lovely old fashioned Penstemon.
I only wish it bloomed longer.
The clematises have been so pretty this year.
I love them on the porch because they have double the view.
Inside blooms and outside interest in the garden.
Here is another of my heirloom plants...
White Hardy Geranium. I have never seen this online.
I got this start from my MIL and it is very old.
It has a lovely small leaf, almost like an ivy.
Just blooms the one time, but makes a great groundcover.
White clematises on each side of the steps.
A few of the purples, blues and pinks are starting to pop up.
More color will be here later in the summer with the hydrangeas.
Don't you love the touch of white in this purple one. It is almost blue.
Little flag irises are so cute, another touch of blue.
Pink Spiderwart is hard to find, but well worth it.
I finally have it where it will not get too hot this year.
Hopefully it will be happy and bloom all summer.
Sweet William from seed is the dark pink.
An astilbe is just starting to show color in the background.
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.
Pumpkin is so glad you did!
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