Touring the gardens, picking out and cutting the perfect hydrangeas for bringing indoors,
evokes an indescribable joy.
Arranging those hydrangeas in this vase and being able to enjoy them indoors is priceless.
They always go in here...this is one of my favorite pieces.
And they need these "frogs".
The frogs fit pretty tightly over the glass to hold those top heavy flowers in place.
Outside, the hydrangeas are just starting to bloom...
There are two here, at the back gate, with only a couple of flowers.
This is the Endless Summer Variety which blooms four times each Summer.
This is my office window, there are three here, all different varieties.
The one in the center always produces the most flowers.
The yard, the gardens and the house are very "messy" looking right now.
We are having the house painted, pieces of the siding were removed and replaced first.
Then everything was power washed.
We are going on four weeks now and I am ready for them to "go away now"!!
But alas, it will still be a while.
We are replacing some doors, some windows, the outdoor lights,
gutters and leaders need to be installed...
and we are replacing all the glass in the greenhouse in the kitchen.
The gardens need weeding and attention,
but I feel uncomfortable out in the yard while the painters are here.
I know it will be beautiful when it's done, it all really needed to be done.
The house is 32 years old and we have neglected it just a little.
Once they built that beautiful mansion next door to us, we needed to step up our game.
The hubs is doing some of the work, he's a handy guy who can do almost anything!
So fingers crossed it won't be too much longer,