Hello, welcome! See this Day Lily? It's quite the survivor. I planted it in front of the bottom of my white Clematis as I'd heard Clematis liked a shaded base. That was maybe 10 years ago. I never could understand why it never bloomed. This year I told my husband.. see those leaves? Yes.. well, that is a Day Lily.. please don't mow it. And guess what? It finally had a chance to bloom! :-)
And I'm happy to report that the Jasmine we planted in 2 big pots in front of our gazebo, made it through our awful winter blizzard and subsequent heavy freeze.. and are in bloom!
And the Hydrangea has more blooms than ever - I think because we took down the big weeping birch and it's getting more light.
I do love a hydrangea!
My Hosta and Astilbe.. happy happy.
The Japanese Painted Fern is so pretty with a purple stem..
Bamboo and forest.
Million Bell Pansy basket.. LOVE the color of these!
The Lantana - 3 color varieties and moss roses.
My basket of Streptocarpus - yes, this has a funny name but tolerates shade and sun and blooms from Spring to Fall!
Good news - the Historic Columbia River Highway is open again after the rock avalanche! They had to scrape off an overhang and clean up a big miss, but it's done. See all the rocks in the cliff? I saw one on the side of the road that would make a nice crochet subject and Dayle picked it up for me. Stay tuned.
I volunteered at Multnomah Falls yesterday with my younger sister Denise - it was a misty drizzly day but we had lots of visitors and enjoyed helping them plan their day of discovery. This Maiden Hair fern is in front of the lodge.. isn't it pretty?
When I pulled into the carport at home, I pulled out my camera to capture the beautiful red wild cherries behind the carport. The kids have been eating them and we might make some jam with some of the best dark red ones.
On this misty damp morning a shot of hosta blooms, the little Chinese lantern and my art deco lady sculpture.
Do you know Astilbe? It's wonderful as it is a shade loving plant and has super pretty fuzzy blooms - they come in many colors from white, pink, lavender and purple. I had a white one but it's gone.. possibly pulled up as a weed?
I will take a photo when they all are in full bloom to share with you.
How is your garden growing? On Sunday I'm doing a Trade Bead Demonstration at Vista House at 1-4:30 pm. Stop on by if you're in the area and say hello! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)