Echinacea and browallia by the pond, a big pot of browallia that was a trial plant from Proven Winners. I highly recommend browallia, an annual if you like purple and have a shady spot for it.
Pinks and purples in the butterfly garden and butterfly bush patiently awaiting butterflies.
A couple of new shrubs to trial from Proven Winners, my little fig tree valiantly putting out more leaves, the oak leaf mountain ash almost bare of leaves and my small garlic harvest hanging from the rafters in the garden shed.
I almost didn't see this little guy on the Joe pye weed, did you know the flowers smell like vanilla?
While on vacation our oldest daughter gifted me with this fairy and butterfly garden stake.
And last night when I went to the mailbox there was a mysterious package for me. Blogging sister Michele from Nest at Finch Rest decided these pretty lavender items would be happy with me and she was right; thank you so much.
Michele is a kind and thoughtful gal known to surprise her friends with gifts now and then and a pretty card of appreciation for our friendship was included, how sweet is that. ♥
On Monday morning I picked blueberries with a neighbour and a friend picked later that day as well and gave me a couple of pieces of her homemade blueberry coffee cake, one of which I had with my tea. I froze most of my berries but plan to bake something too.
Hard to believe we're into August already isn't it?
Happy Gardening, Take Time for Tea