A yellow tea rose
The Beaujolais sweet peas bloomed first, but the Butterfly sweet peas were hot on their tail.
Herbs, including chocolate mint and an assortment of thyme, in the garden.
More photos from one of the rose bushes in the garden.
Daisies and cosmos in bloom.
Dahlias and roses in the garden.
The hydrangeas continue to bloom!
Strawflowers in the garden. I planted the rest of last year’s seeds in the fall and they grew throughout the winter. They’ll bloom this year and then come back again next year; however, I’m curious if they’ll continue to bloom all year long in our mild climate.
Beaujolais sweet peas in the garden. They finally started to bloom–I planted them months ago.
I have a collection of sun sculptures and decorations throughout the garden. What does a garden need? More sun. Here’s one hiding in the sweet peas.
This year, I’m trying to incorporate a rainbow of colors in the garden. In the past, I’ve tended toward pink and purple shades. With the assistance of my clever 4 year old, I’ve incorporated more reds, oranges and yellows. The theme for this year: eye popping color.
Hydrangeas make me think of Cape Cod and the many happy summers I spent there as a kid with my family (including sharing a backseat with two large blue hydrangeas that my mom “had to have” for a long car journey). I have two pink hydrangeas in a new section of the garden, where I’m…