I was out working in my front garden the other day when I looked up and saw that my Oakleaf Hydrangea was blooming. This is a very large shrub and loves to spread out; I cut it back drastically every winter or it would take over the whole garden. This time of year it sends out lovely white flowers and as a special bonus, in the fall the foliage turns red ~ altogether a great landscape plant.
Like any good blogger I put down my gardening tools and went into the house for my camera. I usually don't bring these flowers into the house, but they were so pretty I cut some, and after putting them in a vase...
...I soon begin to notice the wonderful scent, after a while their perfume completely filled the house. I didn't realize that Hydrangeas had any fragrance. It was worth cutting them and bringing them in for this alone.
This little copper watering can was my Mother's and I have no idea where, or when, she got it, it was always in the kitchen and I imagine she used it to water her African Violets. I love the wonderful patina and simple, but elegant shape.
Pretty, n'est-ce pas? Everyday in the garden is an adventure, you never know what lovely things you might find.
Thank you for visiting, I hope that your garden is full of wonderful surprises.
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