Everything is happening so quickly in the garden this week. After weeks of no frost, the plants are practically growing while I watch. We desperately need rain, though. These weeks have been dry with no significant rainfall while temperatures have soared into the 80s and 90s.
The Hummingbirds Have ReturnedThe hummingbirds are back! Right on schedule, our little friends returned this week. To lure them into sight, hang your feeders and wear a brightly colored shirt into your garden in the mornings. If they are back in your garden, you should get a flyby from the tiny birds. I spotted a male and female yesterday. They are quite friendly little things and visit flowers just a few feet away from me.
Hummingbird food recipe: Dissolve one cup white sugar in four cups of boiling water. Let cool. Stir. Serve.
More Blooms and Buds
|The calla lilies are blooming; all are from one original mother plant that I purchased several years ago. She stills grows in the waterfall, and her kids are planted directly in the water of our stream in the cottage garden. |
The calla lily has handled full sun in the water garden here in my zone 7b garden.
|Dutch irises, in many colors, dot the gardens. |
Alliums are mixed with other perennials for interesting shape combinations.
|Words and photos by Freda Cameron, Defining Your Home, Garden and Travel.|