This year my Annabelle Hydrangeas look the best they've ever been!
I planted this one in 2011 and after 4 years it's matured and looking good.
The fairy garden cottage has a new red roof! I like how it stands out now. Everything in the garden seems quite happy and flowering nicely.
To maintain the Annabelle's I was told to cut it down each year in the fall to a few inches. Obviously the flowers grow off of all new growth so it's not a problem to cut them back. Each year the stems come up stronger and seem to hold the weight of the flower even better than before.
I give this hydrangea a big *10* that's for sure!
This flower pot with the Gaura (Belleza Dark Pink) has taken off nicely. I am in love with the Gaura plant but it does get tall and needs some support. I have some bamboo sticks hidden in there but somehow it escaped the props so I need to help it again. That is a pink bacopa (Secrets XXL Central Pink) in the front that I love too! The alyssum has carpeted the sides and the blue salvia (Sky blue) has filled out nicely.
These measure 10 to 12" across!
The fairy garden tree stump is fully shaded now.
Something keeps eating my violas so they aren't doing much.
This one has molded itself into the arm of one of the path lights
Before long they will start to turn green and when they get real papery looking I can cut them to dry for arrangements.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a great weekend!