For the next few months, the hubby and I have left Houston behind for Rockport, Maine. The two places are oh so different with a major difference being the plant life.
Arriving in Maine, the first thing I do is walk around the yard where so many varieties of blooming plants color the landscape. This year we missed the azaleas but were in time for the rhodendrons to be in full splendor.
Alongside them, the sweet smell of lilacs fills the air.
I was pleased to see the viburnum blooming more profusely than in recent years, but they also remind me how important it is to keep them trimmed or they can crowd out everything else.
Peonies are staked thanks to advanced help and are filled with tight little buds that won’t pop for another week or two. Just the thought of those beauties makes my heart race.
To my surprise, bachelor buttons had sprung up among the ferns.
Beautiful alliums are hanging in there, but it will be only a matter of days before they are done and ready to dry for fall arrangements.
It is too late in the day to do more than look around, but that’s time enough to plan what needs to happen next. And, with all this beauty, it’s impossible to resist cutting a few blooms to take inside where they add color and joy. It doesn’t take much to make me feel right at home.
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