I have missed a lot of things blooming in my Georgia Garden this summer with my constant coming and goings. Some flowers do not last long therefore some things are missed during bloom time when away. I was happy to spot this Gladiolus blooming since I lost most of the bulbs to the Voles last winter. This pretty pink was a pleasant surprise as I had no idea I had any of this color.
Here was another nice surprise in the garden as well. This is one of 3 Gladiolus of this color I discovered a few days ago. These all came up by the Free Lilies given to me by our neighbor! The bulbs must have been in the clumps of soil holding the lily roots in place this spring. It was very hot during lily planting so I left the root balls intact the best I could for fear of the roots drying out in the heat. Unbeknownst to me I planted Gladiolus bulbs with the lilies! I think I shall move these Glads to a place where I can enjoy them better next year. Hopefully, the Voles will not find them.
It is now too hot to enjoy sitting in the garden so I decided to bring a bit of the garden inside to enjoy. I cut a few of my pretties and put them in a vase. I don't cut many flowers as I prefer them to be outside for the Butterflies, Bees and Hummingbirds to enjoy but I could not resist a small vase full yesterday while pulling some weeds.
Gladiolus, Balloon Flower, Salvia, Butterfly Bush, Statice and Rudbeckia make a pretty arrangement in the living room. I posed the vase on the coffee table for this photo op but the flowers must remain high up, away from kitty paw's. My girls (cats) love to nibble them so I must keep them at bay. Another reason why the flowers are best left to the yard then inside my house.
As I turned on the computer to write this today, sprinkles of rain started to fall. I was happy to see the rain drops as we so desperately need them to feed the gardens and lawn as things are drying out in this heat. This little Hummingbird was happy to see the rain drops as well and opened her feathers to take a bath! This little Hummer was having the best time with the rain drops. I watched her until she flew off into the Butterfly Bush for a sip of nectar. From inside my climate controlled cool house, I can see the flying jewels and A VASE OF FLOWERS, In the Garden...
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