A wedding week-end for dear friend’s daughter is here!  Wishing for the glorious Summer weather to continue for her outdoor reception!  Everything, even in my humble garden is abloom after a string of gorgeous sunny days.Hydrangea seem a natural choice for wedding arrangements in July.  The first thing that strikes me at a wedding are the flowers!  Wouldn’t lilies be lovely?

Asiatic lily, ‘Kingdom’

I fell for this lily described in Brent & Beck’s catalog as one with strong stems and an upright stance.  They also said it has fragrance….not really.  That is a must for me, so I will not be adding more.

Agapanthus could be used for strong upright lines in a wedding centerpiece.  Mine has just started to open.  Like fireworks over the pond!  A dozen pots is probably too many, but even after giving away divisions, I seem to have more than I need.

I would like to sit in my garden this week-end, though the seat never holds me long.

There are roses to deadhead, day lilies too, and they with all the other chores draw you away from a peaceful repose.  But this week-end, it is a wedding that will keep me from the chores…but just for a moment.  Probably long enough for this bird to make a nest in one of the pots or baskets.  She has been eyeing the many possibilities all week!  Isnt it too late for a third brood?

Birds and bees and weddings – all abuzz.

Have a great week-end, hope all is buzzing in your back yard!


About Jayne in Georgia

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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  1. elaine says:

    I hope you enjoy the wedding – if it was being held in the UK it would be sure to be a wet one.


  2. Pondside says:

    I hope everything goes beautifully for the wedding!


  3. Holleygarden says:

    I hope the wedding turns out wonderfully. Your garden looks like the perfect setting. I know the bride and groom appreciate you allowing them to use your beautiful property for their special day.


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