The gardens came through in perfect fashion for the kids birthday’s, both which were hosted in the backyard. This year really has been the best garden year one on record. Everything is much more mature and filled in, thus leaving me with a lot more time on my hands, I miss having garden projects to conquer. At least I have the lawn, I am most def turning into one of those crazy grass waterers.
I’ve been waiting patiently for the Zinnia’s since I planted the seeds back in May. You may have remembered that I’m trying out a more tailored style of zinnias this year. They are always one of my favorite flowers in the garden, and are the best for bouquets. The downside is that they usually get a little unruly, especially if you are growing the zinnias with the big blooms. This year I went for a new variety that boasted an 18″ stem and a 4″ bloom. They’re holding up to all their promises and I love them. I’m way into the stout little pink bush shapes they are creating. I was able to pick what colors I wanted too, normally I just get zinnia seeds that come in an array of colors, this year I couldn’t reist the pink. Go zinnias!
I also have a few growing in Ivory too!
This side garden is looking much better than it did last year. Hands down this little funny garden has been my hardest garden to curate. It’s super sunny, its straight, there are no organic shapes and there is a giant green fence behind it holding back the neighbors huge overgrowing bushes. Last year in a fit of frustration, I dug the entire garden up, split everything and then replanted it. Now it is much more organized, thankfully. The hostas run all along the front and “contain” the rest of the flowers. I also have saliva, sedum, lilies, bleeding hearts, peonys, iris, stone crop and zinnias filling out the rest of the space. The zinnias love it over here, they seriously hate being grown anywhere else. Believe me, I’ve tried.
The side garden is a little overwhelmed with hosta flowers, but I like it.
Look! A Dahlia bud! The earliest I’ve had these bloom is the middle of July, the latest was mid August. I’m hoping for some beautiful August blooms very soon! I’ll fill you in on all the beuatifulness next time.