I have this song crooning in my ears as I write this post. I love Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald’s version. Slow, sleepy, dreamy and conjuring up images of summer. “ Fish are jumpin, and the cotton is high”.
Summer on the East Coast of the USA is here, and here with a vengeance! Temperatures range from the 80’s to the mid 90’s, the garden is growing like there is no tomorrow. I still enjoy time outside tending to the garden, but very soon I will have to make an early start during the day, perhaps at 6am when the sun isn’t quite so harsh. As always, I love to experiment with new and innovative ideas, I’m forever moving and transplanting, do you ever find yourself doing that? I seem to be notorious for this, sometimes I win, sometimes I lose. So let me take you on a tour of the garden and show you what has bloomed so far and what is yet to come.
My delphiniums really strutting their stuff. The unusual color of this iris was given by the hostess at a garden party I attended a few weeks ago. We all took home one of these beauties, I really hope it makes it in my garden. Of course the cone-shaped planter with the scented petunias has to be my favorite.
The white azaleas never fail to disappoint. Really trying to salvage my blue hosta that did not do too well during a transplant in the ground. So I’m babying it some more before it joins the others in the ground. Don’t you just love the pink plant, it is an annual called “pink splash” polka dot plant. It showcases pretty well along borders and is a shade loving plant.