Hello to all of my friends here. It's been quite a while since I shared anything on my blog, though I have visited with a few of you. This past year seems to have left me lacking in Joy which is the whole idea of my blog. I am blessed beyond measure and am quite surprised at my lack of enthusiasm. Maybe it's old age creeping in or just the same ole same ole around here. I'm sure you didn't come here to hear complaints so I'll gather a few photos and try to get my groove back. I truly have enjoyed sharing here and getting to know so many new friends.
My passion for gardening always seems to help my spirit. We have been blessed with close to 5 inches of rain this month. After a very dry May, this has been needed sorely. It's really not a good idea to go into summer with a deficit of rain in our hot, humid area. I do hope the abundance of rain has not affected you with flooding as has happened in our state.
The Jackmanii Clematis has certainly been happy with all the moisture. She shares her home on the other side of the trellis with the Pinkie Climbing rose. Grayden made this trellis for us over 30 years ago. It's made of copper tubing and has turned verdigris that blends nicely with the climbers.
The above photo was taken last month. The roses are now over for the time being. Yesterday I deadheaded and fertilized all the roses so I should get more blooms.
This year looks like it's going to be great for hydrangeas. I love picking a blossom or two and bringing it indoors for the table.
Our resident bunny let me approach him very closely this morning! We have observed him most mornings munching on grass and enjoying whatever he wants in the perennial garden.