The summer bloom season is winding down, but my Annabelle Hydrangea is just starting to put on a show.
Ok, ok, in all honesty she has been blooming for a few weeks now. I have just been too busy to snap some photos to share with you! I'm finding her slightly fragrant this year which I love. The white flowers open green and then age to a pinkish color in the fall. It's a nice progression to see.
I planted this Russian Sage last year and she is really the spotlight lately on the side of the house.
The bees love her. And I love the way she dances in the breeze and happily moves this way and that. Very carefree.
Lastly, we've had a cool summer here. So cool in fact that my snap peas, which usually need to be replanted this time of year because they die back from the summer heat- are putting on a second flourish of growth.
Oh, you make me wish I'd kept my white hydrangeas (mine were Emile Mouilliere) but it's really too hot and dry here and she only looked good for a few weeks in spring. Such lovely elegant petals on that Annabelle. Our summer's been cooler, too -- about 10 degrees off. Which means my roses are starting up again. Good times.