Blooming Window Boxes and Garden Flowers Around the Potting Shed

Blooming Window Boxes and Garden Flowers Around the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hydrangeas #garden #flowers #windowboxes

Happy Thursday! You’re invited to join me for a little flower therapy and see what’s in bloom around the Potting Shed!  Note: Photo heavy post ahead, so get comfy and grab something cold to drink, it’s hot and humid outside!

Blooming Window Boxes and Garden Flowers Around the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hydrangeas #garden #flowers #windowboxes

Endless Summer Hydrangeas are blooming!

Endless Summer Hydrangeas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hydrangeas #garden #flowers

I highly recommend planting an Endless Summer Hydrangea if you have room in your landscape. They mature to 3 – 5 feet in height and width and are hardy in USDA zones 4 – 9. Note: For new gardeners, a USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. You can look up your hardiness zone by zipcode, here.

Endless Summer Hydrangeas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hydrangeas #garden #flowers

Hydrangeas need sun to bloom, preferring morning sun with afternoon shade especially in the hot and humid South. . .just like me. ;)

BloomStruck Endless Summer Hydrangeas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hydrangeas #garden #flowers

Endless Summer Hydrangea blooms can be blue or pink depending on your soil’s pH level, turning blue in acidic soil and pink in alkaline soil. For blues and purples, the soil pH should be between 5.5 to 5.8. A 3-in-1 Meter will help you determine your soil’s pH. You can amend your soil to become more acidic by adding composted oak leaves, pine needles and coffee grounds, or find a product in the garden center with Aluminum Suphate, following the directions on the package to produce blue flowers. Garden lime will increase soil alkalinity and keep hydrangeas pink in color.

Pennington UltraGreen Azalea, Camellia & Rhododendron Plant Food for Blue Endless Summer Hydrangeas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hydrangeas #garden #flowers

I’m often asked what fertilizer I use on our hydrangeas. I use Pennington UltraGreen Azalea, Camellia & Rhododendron Plant Food. It’s formulated for acid-loving plants and is around $8 for a 5 lb. bag at Lowe’s. I apply it at the beginning of March on the hydrangeas (as well as the azaleas and gardenias) and then give them a second dose in July, 4 months later. We’re in USDA zone 7b so hydrangeas will bloom until frost, which is typically November in North Carolina. See a fall flower arrangement with Endless Summer Hydrangeas and pumpkins, HERE.

BloomStruck Endless Summer Hydrangeas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hydrangeas #garden #flowers

We have a couple of BloomStruck Hydrangeas planted by the Potting Shed.

BloomStruck Endless Summer Hydrangeas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hydrangeas #garden #flowers

BloomStruck is a newer addition to the Endless Summer collection of reblooming hydrangeas. BloomStruck has red-purple stems and like other Endless Summer Hydrangeas, blooms on old wood from last year’s growth and the new growth of summer.

BloomStruck Endless Summer Hydrangeas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hydrangeas #garden #flowers

The daylilies are beginning to bloom!

‘George Jets On’ Daylily | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hydrangeas #garden #flowers

If you’re looking for a low-maintenance flower for the garden, you can’t beat daylilies for their reliability, hardiness and big, colorful blooms. The daylily’s botanical name, Hemerocallis, means “beauty for a day” as each bloom only remains open for a single day.

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Depending on the variety, the bloom season can last 30 to 40 days or longer. Blooming starts in late spring and can continue into early fall.

Daylilies | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hydrangeas #garden #flowers

For best results, plant daylilies where they’ll get six hours or more of direct sunlight each day. Daylilies will also grow in partial shade, but will produce fewer flowers.

Daylilies | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hydrangeas #garden #flowers

Daylilies are easy to transplant, quick to multiply and relatively free from pests. They can be enjoyed as a pop of color in a garden bed among other perennials or massed together and planted in drifts.

Daylilies | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hydrangeas #garden #flowers

Daylilies will grow for many years without any attention, but the plants will produce more flowers if they are divided about every 5 years. Divide daylilies after the plants have finished blooming in late summer or early fall. Dig up the entire plant and cut or pull the clump apart.

Blooming Window Boxes and Garden Flowers Around the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hydrangeas #garden #flowers #windowboxes

You can keep the divisions larger or you can divide the plant into individual fans. The fans can then be planted close together to fill in areas of your garden. Before replanting, trim the foliage back to a height of about 6 inches and cover with 1 to 2 inches of mulch.

Blooming Window Boxes and Garden Flowers Around the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hydrangeas #garden #flowers #windowboxes

We planted the boxes with an assortment of sun-loving annuals in April. . . petunias, sweet potato vine and a coleus for the colorful foliage they will be bright and showy long after the petunias fade and are spent.

Blooming Window Boxes and Garden Flowers Around the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hydrangeas #garden #flowers #windowboxes

We purchased the window boxes 6 years ago from windowbox.com. I chose a vinyl / polyethylene material for the window boxes to tolerate the UV rays here in the sunny South without splitting or cracking. I’m very pleased with the quality and how true the color has stayed without fading, much longer than painted wood window boxes would have.

Blooming Window Boxes and Garden Flowers Around the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hydrangeas #garden #flowers #windowboxes

They have a double wall design with a water reservoir to encourage root growth, so they’re self-watering to a certain degree until August arrives and the heat approaches the triple digit range!

Squirrel damage on vinyl window box and a quick fix! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #garden #flowers #windowboxes

I discovered two years ago during our Squirrel Wars, that not only did a squirrel dig up the flowers in my window box, it ate through the polyethylene material into the irrigation wall of one of the boxes.

{ insert *bad words* here }

Squirrel damage on vinyl window box and a quick fix! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #garden #flowers #windowboxes

We used Flex Tape to patch it and are pleased how well it has held up, preventing the window box and reservoir from filling with water!

Blooming Window Boxes and Garden Flowers Around the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #garden #flowers #windowboxes

Blooming Window Boxes and Garden Flowers Around the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #garden #flowers #windowboxes

Blooming Window Boxes and Garden Flowers Around the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hydrangeas #garden #flowers #windowboxes

Blooming Window Boxes and Garden Flowers Around the Potting Shed | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hydrangeas #garden #flowers #windowboxes

Butterfly bush is blooming, a favorite of the butterflies and the bees. . .

Butterfly bush and bee | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #garden #flowers

As well as Verbena Lollipop.

Verbena Lollipop and bee | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #garden #flowers

Verbena Lollipop grows in USDA zones 6 – 10, prefers full sun in well-drained soil and is a butterfly and bee magnet.

Verbena Lollipop and butterfly | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #garden #flowers

Verbena Lollipop and bee | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #garden #flowers

Gardeners beware: It self-sows and and can pop up everywhere, which may or may not be a good thing, depending on whether you’re a pollinator or a tidy gardener. ;)  I’m not so tidy so don’t worry about it sprouting up.

Verbena Lollipop and bee | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #garden #flowers

It grows 24 – 36 inches tall at maturity and tolerates the heat which is important in the hot and humid South and blooms through fall.

Verbena Lollipop and bee | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #garden #flowers

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How’s your garden growing?

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  58 comments for “Blooming Window Boxes and Garden Flowers Around the Potting Shed

  1. Patti
    June 3, 2021 at 7:23 am

    Thank you for sharing your garden. I never tire of your tours and your photography is second to none. Have a great day!

    • June 3, 2021 at 3:55 pm

      Thank you so much for your visits and sweet comment Patti! ♥

  2. Cindi
    June 3, 2021 at 7:48 am

    Beautiful. I live just a little further north in Virginia and my hydrangeas are not blooming yet. Could be because I cut them back last year at the wrong time. Oh well live and learn. Thanks for brightening my day!!

    • June 3, 2021 at 4:03 pm

      Hi Cindi, If you have Endless Summer Hydrangeas, they will bloom on the new growth this summer even if they were pruned at the wrong time, unlike big leaf hydrangeas like ‘Nikko Blue’ that bloom on old wood only. Thank you for your visit. ♥

  3. Rita C.
    June 3, 2021 at 7:58 am

    The hydrangeas and window boxes look really healthy and good! You have a nice variety of the daylilies too, and that flex tape is just pretty awesome. I remember when you used it on your roof of your porch. The verbena lollipop reminds me of how love-in-a-mist self seeds. When I visited my daughter, hers had spread to the street and was growing in the cracks of sidewalks and between asphalt and concrete! She just lets it be…..

    • June 3, 2021 at 4:05 pm

      Thank you Rita! I’m a ‘live and let live’ gardener like your daughter is :) Hope your birthday was wonderful. ♥

  4. June 3, 2021 at 8:14 am

    Your flowers are stunning. Your windowboxes are absolutely gorgeous. For the first time ever I have two window boxes. Looking at yours, mine look pretty pathetic at the moment, but we can’t safely plant until after Mother’s Day, so you got a head start on me. I found your photos very inspirational.

  5. Ann Woleben
    June 3, 2021 at 8:25 am

    Thank you for sharing these glorious pictures of your garden. I live in the Tidewater area of Virginia. My hydrangeas are in full bloom and bring so much joy to us each day. With mostly shade I have a lot of ferns interspersed with impatiens, coleus, begonias, heuchera, and other shade loving plants. We were bordering on a drought here, so I am grateful for the gentle rain today and predicted for another day or so. Take care and keep these photos coming!

    • June 3, 2021 at 4:09 pm

      I bet your garden is beautiful Ann! We could use some rain too. It was in the forecast for us today and this evening but has missed us so far. Thank you for your visit and comment. ♥

  6. June 3, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Love love my Hydrangeas….they are still growing with a few blooms finally started…we just last week got our annuals and vegetables planted due to the cold snap that we had…FINALLY! My peonies did bloom on time for Memorial Day…they are finishing and will too soon be gone! Just waiting for the annuals to start growing and blooming!! Fingers crossed! 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

    • June 3, 2021 at 4:10 pm

      Hi Ellen, Our peonies have bloomed out too, such a short but sweet season. Happy Thursday ♥

  7. Judy
    June 3, 2021 at 8:32 am

    I have these window boxes too and just love them. They are worth every penny!!! Beautiful flowers ! Mine are looking good too but I need to do something different in my window boxes, yours are gorgeous!

    • June 3, 2021 at 4:12 pm

      Thank you Judy! They are great window boxes aren’t they? Ours have held up very well for us despite the squirrels :) Happy Gardening to you ♥

  8. June 3, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Hydrangea Heaven Mary! Pesky squirrels, Flex Tape to the rescue! I hope you have a bloom-iful Summer!
    Jenna

    • June 3, 2021 at 4:12 pm

      Thank you Jenna! ♥

  9. Dianne C.
    June 3, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Everything looks so beautiful. A big question – what do you do about deer eating your plants? I live in East Texas at Lake Livingston and we are plagued by so many deer eating everything we plant, we meaning me and everyone who lives here. They are now eating things they never ate before – lantana, herbs, salvia, we are out of our minds as to how to keep them off our plants. Hydranges? They are a delicacy for deer here and daylilies do not stand a chance. Outside of a 6 foot fence (not permitted) what do you suggest?

    • Robin
      June 3, 2021 at 8:58 pm

      Deer Out deer repellant. Can get it in concentrate or already diluted. It’s a life (oops, plant) saver!!! And long lasting. Has worked for us in NJ with the herds walking down the street & easements…..

    • Ann Woleben
      June 3, 2021 at 10:02 pm

      Dianne, I use Liquid Fence Deer and Rabbit repellent and it works! You do have to reapply it after it rains. It is a bit pricey, but much cheaper than losing my hydrangeas, hosta and ferns. Good luck!

  10. Barbara Zuleski
    June 3, 2021 at 9:04 am

    As always inspirational, what joy you bring to our lives.

    • June 3, 2021 at 4:56 pm

      Thank your for your visits and kind comments Barbara! ♥

  11. Dianne C.
    June 3, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Your garden is so beautiful. Do you have a problem with deer? I live in East Texas at Lake Livingston and we are plagued by deer. They eat everything and this year they are eating things they never have before – lantana, salvia, herbs, sunflowers. We (me and my gardening neighbors) are going crazy trying to keep them out of our flowerbeds. Short of a 6 foot fence (not permitted) we are at our wits end. Do you have any advice? I use a home made spray mixture on my special flowers each night, but it still is not deer proof in all cases. Hydrangeas? The deer love them!

    • June 3, 2021 at 4:24 pm

      Thank you Dianne, How frustrating! We don’t have deer fortunately, just bunnies nibbling our plants. The only thing I know to suggest would be some kind of repellent like Deer Out, if a fence is not an option. Or a dog or two on patrol to chase them away :)

  12. Donna Milazzo
    June 3, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Your garden is always so pretty! I love hydrangeas too and can grow them in my Zone 10 SoCal garden, but they never look as pretty as they do in the ‘South’! The Verbena does well here too and I love it!

    • June 3, 2021 at 4:26 pm

      Thank you Donna! Happy Gardening ♥

  13. June 3, 2021 at 9:23 am

    Love when you talk about your beautiful flower gardens.
    My question regarding petunias….do you have to cut off the dead flowers to keep it blooming
    all summer? Thank you for any help.

    • June 3, 2021 at 9:28 am

      Hi Micki, yes you need to deadhead to remove spent blooms and prune it from time to time to keep it from getting so leggy. 🌸

  14. June 3, 2021 at 9:28 am

    I always love swooning over your hydrangeas, Mary. Your window box always looks so full and lush. Mine out front could use a Mary refresh! Thanks for sharing the beauty with us.

    • June 3, 2021 at 4:26 pm

      Thank you sweet Kitty! ♥

  15. Clara
    June 3, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Mary, Your garden and window boxes are gorgeous! Everything looks so healthy and happy. Your window boxes are so lush and colorful. You’ve devoted a lot of time and effort and it shows! A stroll through your garden is always fun. Enjoy your upcoming weekend sweet friend. Clara❤️

    • June 3, 2021 at 4:35 pm

      Thank you for your visits and sweet comments Clara! Hope you’re staying cool and happy gardening to you! ♥

  16. June 3, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    I always love a pic-heavy post with flowers! I was inspired by your window boxes and three years ago I purchased the same ones. They have been great!
    I do love your hydrangeas. In Colorado, we refer to those as “Endless Bummer” because sadly, they just don’t thrive here despite our zone. The bush itself will live but it’s unlikely to ever bloom again after the year you purchase them. Fortunately we have other hydrangeas that do work here : Annabelle and most of the panicle hydrangeas (Limelight, Quick Fire, etc.). But they have have that stunning blue or pink coloring. Yours are just so lovely.

    • June 3, 2021 at 4:49 pm

      Thank you Kyra! So glad you’ve enjoyed your window boxes! That is a ‘bummer’ about ESH. I always look forward to our Limelight Hydrangeas that bloom in July since they can stand up to the heat. Happy Gardening to you ♥

  17. June 3, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    What a lovely stroll around your potting shed. Now I am missing mine in AZ since we are at the LakeHouse in Pennsylvania for the summer.
    All of your hydrangeas are breathtaking and your flower boxes are gorgeous!
    Thank you once again for sharing your loveliness!
    Enjoy this “Dusty Delta Day of June 3rd.”

    • June 3, 2021 at 4:58 pm

      Thank you Nancy! Enjoy your lake time, the views look beautiful. ♥

  18. June 3, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    Good afternoon Mary, it is pouring rain and my garden will be happy. You have created a beautiful garden with so many blooms to enjoy. Your endless summer hydrangeas are stunning. The deer ate the ones I planted a few years ago, haven’t tried them again. The verbena lollipop is so pretty. I need to try them. Your window boxes are showstoppers, so lush and healthy! It is always a joy to stroll around your potting shed.

    • June 3, 2021 at 5:01 pm

      Thank you Pam! Rain was in our forecast today but missed us so far, it’s hard to believe but we could use it! Happy Thursday ♥

  19. June 3, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    Gorgeous blooms Mary. Everything looks so healthy. The Endless summer hydrangeas are stunning. I love window boxes. Reminds me of our visits to France. The lilies are lovely as well. Gotta love those lollipop verbena. A pleasure looking at your beautiful garden from my monitor.

    • June 3, 2021 at 5:12 pm

      Thank you Linda! Enjoy your pool time. ♥

  20. Claire
    June 3, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    Hi, Mary, just love your garden. I had a lovely garden with Dutch irises and daylilies on the northwest corner of our house (front) or at least, I did until this Spring. Now, my daylilies and irises have “migrated” to two other sections of the garden along with west side of the house. I did not have to transplant anything this year. I guess between the rain we’ve been getting in the Mid-Atlantic and the squirrels that part of the garden has tripled…lol. What fun! Three times the beauty of irises and daylilles, but by fall, I’ll have to thin the beds and give quite a number to our daughter; even more fun as she promises to give me peonies from her garden.

    Thanks as always for such a great “tour”. There are times when I miss living in the hot, humid South – a 5th generation Charlestonian but we had to move for my husband’s job. It’s been good and we’ve adapted, but miss so many things.

    Hope y’all will have a wonderful weekend.

    • June 4, 2021 at 7:03 am

      Thank you Claire! There’s never a dull moment in the garden especially if squirrels and other wildlife is involved. :) I know you must miss Charleston, one of our favorite weekend destinations as it’s only a 3 hour drive. We’re overdue a trip but might have to wait for fall with the heat and humidity!! Happy Weekend ♥

  21. Kathy Menold
    June 3, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    Your garden looks great this spring. My ESH is so pretty especially since I thought our late,frost had nipped the blooms. We moved the daylilies I won from you in one of your generous giveaways .They were in a holding bed till now and they are filled with scrapes and very healthy in a new sunny place against our shed.Put in a butterfly bush and some Mexican Sunflowers so it should be a pollinator heaven. Think I will add some verbena bonariensis to spread around and maybe some rudebeckia. Thanks for your beautiful photos and ideas .

    • June 4, 2021 at 7:05 am

      Good Morning Kathy, I was afraid our ESH would take a bigger hit too with our late frost; fortunately just some burn on the young leaves. Your pollinators will be very happy with your blooms! Happy Gardening to you ♥

  22. June 3, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Looks like everything is very happy-happy Mary! We keep going back and forth, hot-cold-excess rain-drought-repeat… All the plants are confused… Enjoy your beautiful flowers:@)

    • June 4, 2021 at 7:07 am

      Thank you Lynn! It’s hard to believe after all our rain this winter and early spring but we are dry. Just a spit of rain yesterday and it’s going to be a hot week ahead. Happy Friday ♥

  23. June 3, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    I’m actually jealous of you lovely Southerner’s and your jump ahead into summer. Blooms, and here we are waiting for something to cut and decorate with. The boxes are gorgeous!

    • June 4, 2021 at 7:16 am

      Hi Sandi, I’ll be jealous of you in October when it’s still 90 degrees here and too hot for pumpkins. :) Enjoy your sweet pond and happy gardening! ♥

  24. Nancy Brantley
    June 4, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Your flowers are so pretty and the window boxes look so pretty. SQUIRRELS….they aggravate me digging my flowers up, digging boxwoods out of urns, eating all the bird seeds, AND chewing my pergola curtains???? Why can’t they just dig up all the little pecan trees in my grass that they buried!! And I really don’t understand the curtain chewing??? Anyone know a solution??

    • June 4, 2021 at 7:52 am

      Hi Nancy, Squirrels are the bane of our existence and have chewed their way into our attic and crawl space, eaten our all weather wicker chairs and sharpened their teeth on the wiring harness on the pontoon to the tune of $600. We had a neighbor who used to trap them and and release them miles away in a rural area in the next county.

  25. June 4, 2021 at 5:13 am

    Idk, but Hydrangea – one of the most beautiful flowers

  26. June 4, 2021 at 8:42 am

    It all looks so lush and fabulous! I didn’t know hydrangeas need sun to bloom, mine wilt daily in the shade, just planted some in deep shade to see if I could stop that, now I hope they will bloom!

    Laughed at no daylily pests, umm how about deer! I have lovely plants, but I never see their blooms… I hope when green house is built I can fence in a small area and they will avoid small spaces, with all the colors I would just like to enjoy them in my lifetime!

    Thanks for the window box link, I too enjoy maintenance free and Scott is sick of anymore building projects from me!

    I love visiting your lush garden, heavy sigh of contentment!

    • June 4, 2021 at 9:21 am

      Hi to you, enjoyed my morning stroll through YOUR garden today! We are lucky deer aren’t dining in our garden here. I think the big open field next to us keeps us them away since there is no shelter or protection. Bunnies are a different matter, just saw 3 babies yesterday scampering for cover when I was out watering and saw they had happily eaten my coneflowers to the ground. I can well imagine Scott is tired of building and welding. He could take up a sideline business with his skills. :)

  27. Granny Gay:)
    June 4, 2021 at 8:44 am

    Gorgeous hydrangeas, Mary, as well as your window boxes on your shed. You just have a special way with flowers, home goods and decorating…..and food, of course. We are in for a wet weekend, I’m afraid…we’ve already had way too much rain this spring but I think the plants are loving it. Take care…and many thanks again for your posts….:)

    • June 4, 2021 at 9:24 am

      Thank you Granny Gay! We could use some of your rain, I would have never guessed that would be the case after our wet winter and early spring. Hope you don’t have any flooding. Happy Weekend ♥

  28. Betsy
    June 4, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    Your beautiful garden photos have me in a conundrum! I’d love to add in some new varieties of daylilies and hydrangea (and some blue hued flowers for the bees), but the drought conditions in California are keeping me from making those additions – so happy that you have shared your prolific blooms. I’m on a quest to find a birdhouse with the same roof line as yours, the curves add such a nice architectural touch!

    Would love to see some aerial photos of your garden, with an arrow pointing to Peter Rabbit’s home!

    Happy gardening!

  29. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
    June 4, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Mary, I have so enjoyed seeing all of your pretty blooms! These beautiful photographs belong in a magazine. I planted endless summer hydrangeas last year, and I love them! Your window boxes are gorgeous. I laughed about the squirrel wars. I’m having a few of my own. They will not stay out of my bird feeders. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  30. June 5, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Mary, I’m late to your garden party! Every image has my heart singing. Your garden is always filled with colorful blooms. Marvelous!
    Thanks for all the useful information. I’m just beginning to venture into the hydrangea planting stage. I’ve had Oak Leaf hydrangeas for years, which do great. Some of my neighbors are having success with limelights, so I want to give that a try. I’ve also recently had success with star hydrangeas. I bought pink hydrangeas in pots before Mother’s Day this year and have enjoyed them on our terrace. As they begin to fade, I have considered transplanting them into a bed just to see how they might do. I have certainly gotten my money’s worth with their gorgeous blooms.
    We are into a monsoon pattern of late. Rain for several weeks now and more to come. I catch windows of time to get some work done in the garden. There is still much to do.

    Happy Weekend!

  31. Robyn Henningsen
    June 8, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    Love strolling through your garden! I planted some Lolipop Verbena last year after seeing it on one of your posts! It has gone crazy and the bees and butterflies love it! It’s so pretty and so easy to grow. Love those Hydrangeas. I have the limelights and they are not blooming yet! Happy Tuesday Mary!

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