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.



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 creating a cottage garden to attract bees and other beneficial insects into the rest of the garden.

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