05 July 2013

Morning Garden

This morning overcast skies and cooler weather greeted us--
and it felt SO good after all the hot weather we've had!
I am sure our plants were thankful too for the brief respite-
the roses and some other plants look pretty stressed right now...
of course that might have more to do with me not watering them
as much since my last BIG snake sighting:)
Aimee and snakes DO NOT get along.
My most recent plant purchase---
not a very good photo I am afraid
but this is one GORGEOUS  plant--
the pretty flowers look just like velvet--
I kid you not!
LOVE it!

Found the formerly 'missing' kiwi--
this year's crop will be smaller but we'll still have more than enough:)
One thing that is doing fabulous this year is our hydrangea--
it loves the extra light it is getting this year since a nearby willow was cut down.
Sadly, our lavender should have been harvested before this...
but wasn't because of the heat.
Aimee and heat don't get along either:(
Oh well...the bees are loving it...
and I even found two dragonflies on it this morn.
Aimee and bees
Aimee and dragonflies get along quite well:)
We grow mostly culinary lavender
(about 10 or so plants).
Last year I dried it by hanging small bunches of it under our kiwi arbor.
It dried perfectly and smells heavenly!
Hum--I wonder if heaven smells like lavender.

Roses...love, love roses!
this morning I caught a two-legged creature happily munching away on them;
I joined him :)
And with that I wish you adieu.
Hope you have a day filled with peace and joy!


Terri said...

We've had slightly lower temps (80's instead of 90's) for a few days, but I guess that little break is over. Nice photos today!

by Teresa said...

Oh my.. I was thrilled to see your new plant, the fuzzy one.. my grandmother had a huge row of them beside her house, which was a wonderful old brick bank that they turned into a home. She called them "Cocks Comb". I have wanted some ever since. Where did you find it? Have a super weekend! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

aimee said...

So happy that you had a little break--sometimes we just need that in the summer, don't we?
Have a great Sunday:)

Isn't that amazing? I kept coming back to it because of its uniqueness! The tag says "Crested Mix Celosia" -- and yes, apparently they are AKA cockscomb. So neat about your grandma! I found this one at a Fred Meyer -- you might give the nearest one to you a call (or try a nursery). I hope you find one--I truly love them:)

aimee said...

@Terri~(part 2)
Thank you--glad you enjoyed them:)

Sam said...

Hi Aimee, that was a nice post to read. Thanks.

Willow said...

Oh yes we have been officially in a heat wave here again too ... 90s and HUMID ...ick.
Our lavender is primarily for aroma therapy .
I am not a very creative cook. LOL

Linda W. said...

You have a lovely garden. Thanks for sharing the photos.

aimee said...

Glad you enjoyed it. Take care Sam:)

I hate high temps combined with high humidity--hope you get some relief soon! Do you just make your lavender into potpourri then or do you distill it for the essential oils?
I bet you're a good cook (because that's how I see you) :)

Thank you -- we enjoy it:) Have a good weekend.

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