flower pot man has grown into dreadlocks!
And…strangely enough…last summer’s moss rose hair is still coming up in the form of volunteers along the pavers! lol
My shabby picnic basket planter is looking better than ever…filled with pink begonias that seem to be very happy on my patio!
My sweet potato plant is flourishing…overrunning my wire rooster planter! And my experimental caged catnip…to protect it from a neighbor’s naughty cat…is a fabulous success! I will have plenty to harvest this fall for homemade catnip toys!
The staff seems to prefer the free range catnip, however!
And much to my surprise, my ginger lilies are just about to bloom…already! The two first little blossoms are peeking through! They are special favorites of mine since they came from my mother’s yard.
I came back early the next morning to see if they had bloomed…and they had! Oh, how I have missed that wonderful fragrance! They will continue to bloom until the first frost when I will cut the remaining blossoms and bring them in…to fill up my house with their wonderful sweet but spicy smell!
My rose of sharon…grown from seedlings from my grandmother’s garden…is in full bloom, too. I love the way this little branch has decided to peek through the fence.
And another wonderful surprise…the water hyacinths in my little water feature have bloomed! It’s a mystery to me how they always decide to bloom all at the same time.
Aren’t they beautiful? This one has five blooms on one stem…more than I have ever seen at once! They will brighten up my patio for one full day and night and then fade away by dawn…magnificent! A glorious 24 hours!
And finally…another odd little surprise…my amaryllis from two Christmases ago has decided to come back. It’s still in the same pewter pitcher that I planted it in for the holidays. Will it bloom, too? I’ll keep you posted!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my patio favorites! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Marty at A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Anita at Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays
Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Sizzle into Summer
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!