I keep forgetting to post pictures in the opposite order so I have some kind of idea where the text 'marries" the picture .. oops ! .. my text split on me again .. sorry about that. In any case Pinky Winky Hydrangea has suffered through its new home more than it should in a life time .. Curtis our fantastic raccoon man had to put his ladder some where .. and you can guess where the some wheres landed most of the time. I am amazed Pinky even wanted to bloom for me after all of the abuse he suffered. I expect even more spectacular results next year after a good settle in, non-abuse period of time. All of my friends that got a "Pinky" this year are VERY pleased .. hey girls, glad to give you a heads up on a obsession of mine : )
Now .. as for the rest of the front garden .. as I have said so many times .. the rainfall we have had this year has saved my babies from total lack of commitment to watering this year .. my new soaker hose STILL sits in its bag on the deck .. BIG sigh ! I am ashamed of myself but again grateful to the rain spirits ? that saved my butt .. OK .. my plants .. but you get my drift .. guilt obsession now.
The darn slugs have been having their way with my beauties .. slug buffet in fact, but small numerous holes instead of huge gaping ones .. another phew on the books .. so not too bad looking but being the care taker here .. well, I know all of the faults to look for .. passer by people just think it looks nice ? ^..^