hydrangea blossoming

hydrangea blossoming
Hydrangea on the Edge of Blooming

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

What a Summer!

It has been a so-so year for raspberries, I'm sorry to report and sorrier still to live through as we wait for Okanagan peaches to join us with local blueberries for breakfast.  I'll be lucky if we get 3 quarts out of this pack of raspberry plants at the rate they're going.  On the other hand, hydrangeas and lilies are setting new records for size.

My friend Pat's lilies are 7 feet tall, while mine are skulking around at most at 6 feet.  And the buds are huge (up to 8 inches long), and the flowers even more so.  Furthermore, the average number of buds per lily stock is surely six or more.   And hydrangea flowers are as big as my head, which is just a standard size human head, but very large for a hydrangea flower.  The individual flowerettes are, on some heads, about 4-5 inches across.

If only we could eat them for breakfast!

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