and it feels already like summer, hot, dry...
...and more 'early buds and flowering'
On Friday..gray sky...clouds...rain???? we hope!!!
Hydrangea quercifolia - Oak-leaved Hydrangea
four weeks too early!
only a few drops of rain...not worth counting! But still hoping...
'complementing' the lime stone wall on this corner
and starts normally flowering in July!!!
love the color - changing with the light
no rain in sight!
Saturday morning - blue sky and sunshine again...
these Hydrangeas are also already coming into flower
'Lace caps' and
A small 'Lace cap' - from a cutting, still in a pot in the 'nursery-corner'
the Oleanders are now almost in full flower, also a good 3-4 weeks earlier
Cotton Lavender - Santolina chamaecyparissus
evergreen, summer-flowering shrub (mid summer!)
Acanthus - Acanthaceae dioscoridis (normally beginning of July)
All in all - everything is a good month early, what will we do in full summer???
But as everything has 'two sides'..
Anneliese's rose keeps on flowering longer this year
welcoming us each day with new blossoms
His Highness is not too unhappy....