Thursday, July 18, 2013

What Are You Doing New Year's, I Mean Monday?


Well hello there.


(This was the eyeopener I was greeted with this morning.)
As I'm sure you all know by now, the east coast is sweltering away.
We have heat and humidity, no rain and huge mosquitoes.

But we also have gardens full of flowers.

So I propose, come Monday, we do what we do best.

We pick an armload of the little buggers and fill a few vases for July's FITH.

Then we link up here and let the magic happen.

And if you're deep into winter?

Invite us over anyway and show us a flower painting, or a jug full of snowdrops.

We would all enjoy a moment of chilly weather.

A chance to put on a sweater and have a hot cup of cheer.

Won't be having that here for months to come.

So summer people, show us what you got, and winter people, bask in the warmth and if you can turn on your ovens,( we can't) maybe bake us a pie.

But come hell or high water, we're having a party on Monday.


The hibiscus are ready.


33 comments:

  1. My garden is fried; I hate July.

    S
    xo

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  2. Mine are gorgeous too . . . each day several blooms and huge they are. I think the Hibiscus feels at home in this sweltering, oppressive heat and humidity! This too shall pass . . .

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    1. Better pass by Sunday...just saying:-)

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  3. Those hibiscus are dreamy. We should be in Hawaii.

    100 degrees in Boston tomorrow-craziness. I'm watering twice a day.

    See you Monday.

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    1. I didn't water my pots yesterday and now they look like they had a perm.

      Tonight I swear.

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  4. Those flowers are huge Jane! So pretty! It's warm and sunny in Holland as well. Hope you willbe able to keep your head cool!

    Happy day,

    Madelief x

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  5. It's cold downunder but we still have some flowers. It's probably not considered a real winter to some but I hate the cold so I'm envying your heat! x

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    1. It's not the heat, it's the humidity. But comeon over!

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  6. Hooray! I missed last month's so I'm happy that I caught your invitation this time. See you Monday... {PS: Have a great weekend!}

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  7. Oh Jane.. We are hot, humid, and moldy here in South Georgia... Lots and lots of RAIN here! Will see what's pickable and presentable. However the crepe myrtles are gorgeous... The rain hasn't dampened their splendor... Maybe an outside party is in order. I'll get out the umbrella! Thanks for the invite... Happy Weekend!

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    1. Yes a party outside, we love that!

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  8. I might have a hydrangea or two left but they might be sunny-side up.

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    1. Oh we all know whatever you do will be fabulous, scrambled or fried.

      xo

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  9. If all hasn't wilted and withered away I'll be there.

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    1. Well I'm all wilted and withered away but I'll be there. Of course I won't be posting a pic of me:-)

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  10. I better pick me some fleurs. ;)

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  11. wrinkled hydrangea anyone? oddly enough, the roses are thriving in this heat. if I had to go out today and pick, I confess that I wouldn't! we've been promised a break on Sunday and in that case I'll pick what's left in the garden! see you Monday!!

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    1. I'm seriously thinking a vase of all weeds. Miss P. could pull it off...

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  12. For you I will try. But in California all gardens give up the ghost on July 15th. Luckily, they find it again come September-ish.

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    1. Same here. I tell myself that almost every day, can't wait for September!

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  13. We winter people are home from the farmers markets, showered in rain. With predictions for the Central West Slopes of the coldest weekend of the year, we have left the garden seeking refuge from the insistent winds and 13˚C.

    Now we are by the log fire sharing a simple lunch of local goat Fetta, freshly baked sourdough and a glass of regional red wine. In spite of nature and her Interminable presence, we ask is life about more than this?

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    1. I have just woken up to another hot and humid morning and I read this.

      V. jealous here. Enjoy your coldest weekend. Sounds like you know how to do it.

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  14. My hibiscus (potted plant on my desk many years ago, weedy and feeble) certainly NEVER looked like yours! See you Monday.

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