Finally! It's flower time and time to invite you in for a glass of iced tea and a bit of floral fun!
Our friends Elizabeth and Charles were here for the weekend, so we had more flowers inside than usual.
On the dining room table there's a pitcher of mixed flowers - Bee balm, salvia, snapdragons, cone flowers and yarrow with Solomon's Seal for greenery.
On the coffee table, the only mophead hydrangea we have so far - Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmer' PPAF. It's an everyblooming variety that I hope will bloom again later this summer, but this was literally the only flower on the entire bush.
In fairness to the hydrangeas of the world, I also did a vase of the other one that is blooming. This is another ever blooming variety, but somehow I have never felt any excitement about it. Lace caps can be lovely, but this one hasn't much color and just seems dull. [Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lady in Red', with white and purple salvia, and angelonia.]
Finally, a few zinnias on the dresser in the guest room, just so they would know they were welcome!
So glad you stopped by. Hoped to have a little sweet* to serve you ... but we ate it all this weekend. Thanks to Jane for getting us organized and pushing us out into the garden to cut a posey or two.
* 'Berry Shortcake Fool from Marie Viljoen's "66 Square Feet: A Delicious Life", page 99. Plates were licked!