Mid June Mosaics

Good Monday morning to you. We spent a little time outside tidying up the yard on Saturday and I snapped a few photos. I was reminded that this flower above is a Delphinium. I love it’s soft color.

These wild ferns are taking over our far side yard. It’s a more wild part of our grounds. I pulled a few out as they were choking out some other wild plants.

These Snapdragons are a surprise since we didn’t plant them. Their seeds must have been carried over to this part of our planter by the wind or a bird. I’m happy to see them.

These are three of our hydrangeas in different parts of our yard. The one behind our Pink Dogwood is a white more delicate variety. The large bush in the upper right blooms purplish blue. When we planted it from a pot it had been deep pink. The newest hydrangea that we planted last year in the lower right might be bluish purple, too. We’ll see what influence the soil we planted it in has on it.

We are fortunate in the Puget Sound area of Washington state to have a great variety of plants and trees that grow well. This time of year the grass and weeds grow so it’s time for me to go out and mow! I’m thanking God that I can still manage to mow while Dear does the weed whacking. My best exercise of the week.

I’m joining  Maggie’s Mosaic Monday.

17 thoughts on “Mid June Mosaics

  1. Nice to see all the plants in your yard. I love when things come up that I haven’t planted.
    Happy Trail has LOTS of ferns.

  2. I’ve always thought your yard looks lovely with all the plants, trees and bushes you have. Can’t wait to see your hydrangeas bloom! I love them so!

  3. You have a lot of good things going on in your garden. The delphinium is lovely and the snapdragon is as well. I keep plucking out the wild ferns, too, but I do like the look.

  4. What a wonderful time of year! Your gardens look beautiful, lush and colourful. Love your header picture. We are having a heat wave right now and it seems everything is coming into bloom all at the same time! And, the weeds are growing too – eek!

  5. Delphiniums and ferns are some of the prettiest things just now. I had a couple of delphinium plants, but they disappeared from my garden, perhaps overtaken by other plants. Working in the garden is something we both enjoy, too.

  6. Pretty delphiniums and snapdragons – such a gift from nature. This week I discovered tall poppies growing in the border close to where I leave the seed for the birds, a serendipitous gift indeed.
    Thanks for being a part of Mosaic Monday again this week.

  7. Such a pretty garden, Ellen! Love the color of the delphinium and how fun to have snapdragons grow by themselves. I love hydrangea and the ferns are so pretty, too. The weekend was so nice, but now we are back in the gloom……guess I’ll put off my gardening for a few days. xx Karen

  8. The delphiniums are one of my favourite herbaceous flowers and yours is a beautiful shade of blue. I welcome self-seeded plants in our garden as they give us a surprise when they pop up. At the moment we have self-seeded ‘snapdragons’ and poppies in our garden. It’s a busy time for gardeners as we tidy up all the verdant greenery. Wishing you a good day Ellen.

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