30 July 2012

July Begets Hydrangeas and Hosta Blooms

Hi there everyone!   It's official...we are moving.  We just got word yesterday morning that our house sold.  Possession dates are yet to be determined for the new owners and for our new home. Though good byes are sure to be tearful, our new home offers opportunity aplenty for this gardener.  There is a lot of landscaping to do...tearing out poorly planned deckside plantings, removal of a couple dead trees, and ultimately a complete makeover of the front and back yards.  Photos will come later, I promise.  In the meantime, lets take a walk around my current back garden while I psych myself up for the good-byes.

 The juxtaposition of Summer Wine Ninebark and Pink Diamond Hydrangea offers a pleasing contrast of colour and foliage.  
 This has been our favourite feature in the garden!!  Our son M installed it a few years ago and we still love to sit by the fire pit and enjoy the gentle tumble of water over rocks.  This will be missed the most!

 Pink Diamond Hydrangea  -  how I will miss you!  Just as you are coming in to your own, bushing out and blooming your heart out, I will be leaving you behind.  Hopefully the new owners are gardeners!
 Hostas at the side of the house have grown enormous!  Apparently this is the perfect area for them!
 This amur maple seeded itself so I potted it up.  I am still undecided as to whether it will go with me to the new house or not.
 Big leaf hydrangeas such as Endless Summer (above) tend to wilt in the heat of the afternoon sun, even as far north as we are.  And still no blooms!!  
 This planter will be situated on the front deck at the new house.  The nice thing is, the Karl Foerster grass planted here is perennial and it will be planted into the new yard at summer's end.

Memories....light the corners of my mind......


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Sheila said...

Shirley - it will be a very busy time ahead for you. Congratulations on the sale of your present home and the purchase of a new one. Exciting times lie ahead and as you say starting again will be both challenging and rewarding. Best of luck!

Fishtail Cottage said...

love your garden feature...lucky you to have someone in the family to create that for you! would love to have you link up sometime to the garden party over here at Fishtail Cottage???
hope you are having a great weekend! xoxo, tracie

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