The Hydrangea Queen (Ramona) had a wonderful garden tour yesterday afternoon. She opened her gorgeous garden up to her friends so we could see her hydrangeas at their peak. She currently has 47 different varieties of hydrangeas, and 67 hydrangeas total. She just returned from a Hydrangea Festival in Donaldson, Georgia. She came back with 15 more hydrangeas from the festival!!!!
Zinnias blooming amongst the flamingos
She has pathways throughout her garden that lead you around the hydrangeas
Each one has its own unique color variation
Top Right to bottom left: Pink Asiatic Elodi Lily, Crocosmia, Bee Balm (Monarda), Cleome
Clematis, don't kill me on this one...but I'm really not sure, Daylily, Bee Balm
Mophead Hydrangea, Mophead Hydrangea, Clematis, Lacecap Hydrangea
Bee Balm and bees!
Now we will get started with the hydrangeas. I do not know their names. I should have written them down...sorry. If you would like to know the name of a certain one, let me know and I will find out.
The birdhouse near her back gate is temporarily occupied with a hive of bees! They aren't very nice either. They are about three feet from the gate, and they aren't real friendly when visitors pass through the gate! Her husband is going to somehow move the birdhouse away from the gate.
We had a wonderful time, good refreshments, and great company. It was still pretty hot at 6:30 in the afternoon, but that is a typical summer here. It has been sweltering hot here, and extremely humid. We have been getting a good amount of rain, but that just creates a big huge steambath outside!!!
I can't go outside to take pictures in the morning time because my camera lens continuously fogs up no matter what I do!!!! These kinda days also make for WONDERFUL hairdays!!!! No, not really....
Until next time!! Have a wonderful evening and I hope you enjoyed your stroll through the Hydrangea Queen's garden (now you get where her title comes from).