Saturday, June 26, 2010

Flowers and Vines

It seems my husband never rests from working on the yard. I think it has become a growing art and science for him, and he keeps impressing me with what he does. One of his latest was attaching two trellises to the eave of our house and pruning/winding our (out-of-control) rose vine through them. It turned out beautifully, especially when the vines were full of white roses. Other favorite things in the yard right now are dahlias and hydrangeas. This red dahlia was a gift from Debbie, and I can't believe how fast it's grown. The biggest one is about 3 feet tall. They have just started blooming over the past week, and their deep crimson flowers are gorgeous.
I purchased this pink dahlia from Lowe's, and it's a newbie to our yard, so I hope it makes it. I love the color!
We received this hydrangea from a church friend over a year ago. When it came to us, the flowers were blue. Once we planted it, they faded, and this blooming season they are a pretty bubblegum pink. I hear that our hydrangeas are usually pink in the valley because of our soil. We're trying to keep all of our plants, flowers, and trees happy as the summer season really begins. I hope they all make it through the heat!

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