The musings of a chef-caterer
turned estate gardener,
digging, pruning and
cultivating my way through a year in the garden
Friday, June 11, 2010
It was incredibly hot today (the first day of 2010 when the "heat index" approached 100 degrees), but that made for an absolutely glorious foggy morning at the Big House.
The Vitex burst into bloom in the past 24 hours, I'm sure prompted by the crazy heat and humidity. It is the closest thing in my mind that the South has to a lilac. The containers at the front door (below) are starting to take on that romantic feminine look that I was hoping for....the sweet potato vine reminds me of long flowing hair for some reason....
The terra cotta containers in front of the house are filling in nicely.
At the pool, I really like the way this container is looking. The purple of the petunias picks up the cool color of the water, and what you can't experience from the picture is that the conifer has a strong lemony fragrance, which is really refreshing.