Memorial Day, the semi-official start of summer,
has come and gone and I meant to put this up yesterday and didn't.
All the big old mansions in town decorate with bunting and I thought we should get in the spirit. Of course, ours is a third the size of the big ones in town but this one seemed just the right size for our house.
In South Carolina we have two Memorial Days with Confederate Memorial Day celebrated on May 10th. Interesting because long ago the two were combined nationally into one federal holiday. Interesting also that state employees still, 152 years after the Civil War was decided, get Confederate Memorial Day off work.
The hydrangeas are in bloom and we have four huge bushes. The true color is the blue at the top right. Not sure why the rest look purple because they aren't.
Driving by True Blue Nursery, The Writer saw this unusual hibiscus
and got it as a welcome home present for me when I returned from Minnesota.
My grandma loved hibiscus
so they hold a special place
in my heart, too.
Our limes and lemons are doing well although only a disappointing number of the abundant blossoms set fruit. It's the first time they have set fruit at all, though, so we are pretty excited.
And finally, here is a peek at our figs. Crossing our fingers the squirrels don't discover them!
They have already chewed up two of my tomatoes.
I have a feeling it's going to be a long hot summer. We have one orange coming on, the lemon didn't produce any lemons.ReplyDelete
Dear Cynthia, I never knew that figs grew in the United States. I thought they were grown only in the Middle East. They are, along with apricots, are my favorite fruit. Peace.ReplyDelete
Such beautiful plants, I must admit to missing my garden since moving but certainly something we will be working on soon. Love your hydrangea, stunning.ReplyDelete
That bunting looks perfect. That was a thoughtful home coming present from the writer.ReplyDelete
I used to have that exact same color-combo hibiscus! Loved it!ReplyDelete
Those hibiscus are absolutely gorgeous...:)ReplyDelete
So with bunting and flowers it is very colorful there.ReplyDelete
The hydrangeas are so gorgeous..ReplyDelete
Your Hydrangeas are beautiful!! And The Writer is quite a guy and he has a good eye for blooms too:)ReplyDelete
Waving - Hi -ReplyDelete
Love those hydrangeas they look so healthy.
The hibiscus look pretty.
Tomatoes coming along nicely.
You're quite subtropical there. The hydrangeas look lovely - and what a fabulous hibiscus. My Samoan friend Agnes is a whizz at growing them from cuttings, but I can never seem to do it.ReplyDelete
The bunting looks perfect! I don't think I see much of it here, but I like it.. Pretty color on the hibiscus and a very thoughtful gift. Officer Friendle bought a pink one as a surprise for me the first Mother's Day after we were married. The very next day, I went out early in the morning to admire it again the blooms had been eaten by deer. The plant was destroyed. Fun to see what's growing for you. Gorgeous hydrangeas!ReplyDelete
I love your hydrangeas, mine ar not that far yet.ReplyDelete
Well, I like the picture of you standing on the front porch! You look so cute! I'm glad you're a southern girl now. :) I'm kidding. The blue hydrangeas are beautiful. I have had one planted for about five years now and it never does anything. Oh, the yellow hibiscus is amazing. That is so sweet of your husband. I've never seen a yellow one before. Take care.ReplyDelete
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