“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.”
Greetings dear friends from our very hot and humid Southern Appalachian Foothills… perfect for a tall glass of ice tea with a twist of lemon and a sprig of mint. Can you all believe we are over half way through July?! We’ve had some strange weather, and I shared on Tablescape Tuesday about our storm that blew in late Monday afternoon. The garden survived fairly well considering the 50+mph hour winds that blew for forty minutes and were constantly shifting directions…it was a little scary! My largest vanilla-strawberry hydrangea wasn’t broken, but most of its branches are now on the ground. The second planting of sunflowers are mostly bent over, after the first seeds we planted failed to come up. Being ones that don’t give up easily, we tried again. They were almost ready to bloom when the storm hit, so I guess we have to give up on sunflowers for this year, but there is always next year! Gardening is definitely a challenge since we have no control over the weather, that is totally in God’s hands. Fortunately, I had taken all these photos last week! Please join me in my happy place…the summer garden!
I have been asked several times about the center statue in the garden…it is a bronze fountain that we moved from our front landscape. It isn’t serving as a fountain because The Renaissance Man (the name I have given Butch, it fits him perfectly) didn’t want to constantly clean it…so that settled it! Candytuft surrounds the statue on the top tier with soft touch hollies and vinca on the lower tier.
I have had a few questions about the garden tuteur, I actually have two. I found them for a client when I was planning her daughter’s wedding and reception. That was at least twelve years ago and I don’t remember where I purchased them. You may have noticed an armillary nestled in with the ornamental grasses on My Gardening Journey or Sunday Evening in The Garden that was purchased at the same time. Have I ever told you that I was also an event planner along with being an interior decorator??!!
Don’t forget to visit and link-up on Monday, July 24 at 8 am (central time) for our 4th Gardens Galore Party! I hope to see you there… I will be featuring a few gardens from the previous party and am excited to see all the new gardening posts!
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