Friday, July 03, 2015

More Garden

Raindrops on Krossa Regal hosta.

Garden's Looking Decent

The roses aren't their best, but there's not as much dieback as last year.  I'm also thrilled to have many hydrangea blossoms, even if they're small.  The only problem is the oakleaf, which hasn't bloomed since I planted it last spring.
Overwintered geraniums.

Love this Blue Billow lacecap hydrangea.
Plectranthus, salmon double impatiens, sweet potato vine; oxalis overwintered in pot.  

Shade garden.
June hosta, my fave.
Peach-colored daylily.
Still haven't painted the new porch floor!

Love the Fairies.
My Endless Summer hydrangea had a baby, which is mostly purply-pink.
Love this half-lilac/half-blue hydrangea.

Little Ones Have Hatched

It seemed like it took a long time, and then all of a sudden they were here!  Three brown, fuzzy, ugly little cardinals.
That red thing is a baby's mouth waiting to be fed.
Daddy's turn to feed.
So I figured it'd be awhile before they launched out of the next. Nope. Within the week it seems, they were hopping everywhere, barely able to fly. I was so nervous, what with my cats, and the two dogs and four kids next door.

Baby perched on a rose branch.

Empty nest.
I wish I knew whether they were girls or boys.  Good grief, I'm exhausted from this experience--all the protecting and worrying.  Now what am I going to do?