Do you ever look outside your window and feel like you see magic in your garden? This morning that's how it felt when I first looked outside. It was so alive in the garden that I found myself tiptoeing across the gravel path in my pajamas to see what it looked like up close. I could smell the Daphne 'Summer Ice' blooms as soon as I opened the door.
There were families of Chickadees, Nuthatches and a flock of Bushtits flying throughout the yard.
The fish were entertaining to watch as they all swarmed around floating Water Hyacinth trying to eat the algae on the roots. Water lily buds are getting fatter and closer to opening.
The Daylilies behind the waterfall have buds. The Fuchsias and Oakleaf Hydrangeas are just starting to bloom.
A fairy was dancing in the waterfall!
Everything looked taller and brighter in the morning fog.
More Chickadees came to visit while Clematis 'Alionushka' blooms around the feeder.
The shed garden looks nice since it's recovered from the heat. I plan to do a little rearranging here. I found a beautiful deciduous Azalea 'Pink and Sweet' with the most delicious smelling blooms! It's foliage will turn red in the fall and it only gets to about 3 feet tall.
A sign my husband bought for my birthday. He knows there is something magical about how the garden transforms me from a stressed out person to a happy and relaxed one.
Tiger Lilies have lots of buds. These are one of the flowers that I've been anxious to see in bloom. I've become so attracted to orange flowers over the past year.
The Rose of Sharon tree with Daylilies 'Pandora's Box' below. I can't wait until it all fills out.
I hope you all had a chance to feel a little magic in your gardens this weekend!