Yesterday was gray and overcast. A little wind, but no rain. I didn't mind though, I got some things done that I've been putting off, like cleaning and organizing the outdoor shed. While Sweet Pea was at a friends the littlest gardener joined me outside with a very drippy popsicle. We walked around the front yard and she helped me find some new flowers. Don't you like finding something you didn't realize would happen?
How about the big Lace cap Hydrangea that I forgot to prune? This thing gets beyond huge and I usually prune it very early in the spring, and it always blooms great. It has such a pretty color, almost the same color as our house.
Here is littlest gardener before she was covered in purple drips, just to show how big this shrub is. She's around 3 feet tall, this has to be around 8 feet tall. It seems to have done just fine without it's pruning.
Another Larkspur that was started by wintersowing. I guess this is 'Shades of Blue' too, it looks different from the rest. I love the blue and purple together.
'Jacob Cline' has a top hat on several of the flowers now. I agree with Dirt Princess that it looks like a jester. This is now taller than me and I'm about 5' 4". Pretty good for only it's second year.
This first time I've seen this combination all in bloom together. The Hydrangea 'Preziosa' is blooming the best ever. It's flowers change color as it ages. The shrub in front is Abelia and Veronica is in front of it. With the overcast skies the picture isn't very good.
Here is Abelia 'Edward Goucher' a semi-evergreen shrub with these pretty bell like flowers, it's just started blooming. This one should stay smaller, around 3 feet or so.
Hydrangea 'Preziosa' is changing to a lavender color now. It started more white, then had speckles of purple, and now here it is. Beautiful!
It looks like another overcast day, with little chance of rain. I guess I'll be watering again, and it looks like it'll be warming back up starting tomorrow.