|~ rose bloom ~|
I purchased 2 rose bushes this summer when I attended the Lavender Harvest in Metchosin, BC. It was purely a spur-of-the-moment decision as I really know nothing about growing roses out on the coast. (what do you do to over-winter them? Oh wait - we don't get winter...)
Anyway - I didn't wait too long before I planted them & they have rewarded me with my first rose blooms! Creamy white with pale pink edging & yellow splashes in the center. Plus, I can feed the flowers to the ducks - they haven't yet figured out they can reach the petals on their own - which is a good thing!
|~ blue hydrangea ~|
|~ gladiola ~|
I planted gladiola bulbs a few years ago & had some wonderful flowers. But then the packaging told me to dig them out each fall & re-plant them each spring. Sounds like too much work for me!! So I left a bunch in different locations & am randomly rewarded with the odd bloom here & there. Some will bloom in late August & this one decided to bloom this week. I've brought it into the house to enjoy & we'll see if that bulb will produce again next year.