The gardens are lush with all the rain.
The surface of the pond is 75% covered by waterlilies which help keep the algae under control.
This is part of the teahouse garden and I'm excited to have 5 blooms for the first time on the poppy 'Harlem'.
It is a beautiful pink and burgundy with a second bloom to come in late summer.
Last year I took a tufa trough workshop and made a butterfly. It overwintered with no crumbling so I planted it the other day with hens and chicks to fill in the wing areas. There are holes drilled in each section for drainage.
I'm still brining peonies in the house and decided to float 'Sarah' in my teacup before using it. She looks quite the lady in my winged Butterfly Meadow cup by Lennox.
A decadent treat for afternoon tea this week.
Happy Gardening, Take Time for Tea!