Last week we visited our friends for a lovely alfresco dinner on their patio. Before we ate, my friend Judi and I walked around her beautiful garden, while I snapped pictures for my blog. :<) Her garden is very different from mine. I'm up on a windswept, open hill and most of my flowers are in full sun. Judi has a garden in a neighborhood, and it is surrounded by trees. Out front she has sun-loving plants, and out back in the shadier area, she grows all sorts of wonderful plants that won't even think about living here, such as these beautiful impatiens, which I have always known as patient Lucys. Don't these colors just take your breath away?!
I love this curly orange daylily. I had never seen it before.
And here is the beebalm. I think I've sung you my song of woe that we are just too cold here for it to grow. And the same with this gorgeous blue hydrangea. We have a hydrangea tree, but we planted the bush variety and it didn't survive even one winter.
She has a couple mystery plants. She was told this one is an hibiscus. What do you think?
And this flower of a delightful little shrubby bush?
I thoroughly enjoyed my garden tour on a warm summer evening.