Hydrangeas in Shade and Sun

This hydrangea bush was in Joan’s garden when she moved into her home in 1973. She’s done nothing to feed it.

In shade
In sun snd shade

“The name hydrangea comes from the Greek words “hydor” meaning water and “angos” meaning vessel. Which together roughly translate to “water barrel”. This is because of the fact that hydrangeas are notorious for needing lots of water and the cup shaped flowers. The name, Hortensia, is a Latin version of the French word Hortense.” From Plant Addicts website

In sun

Lilies in the Backyard

They’ve returned again this year, untended. There was a big thunderstorm storm last night so I’m glad I photographed them before the pelting rain did them in. I’m amazed how they come back again and again. They don’t seem to mind the surrounding weeds.

Inniswood Metro Garden

Inniswood Metro Garden is in Westerville Ohio.

It was a beautiful Spring day to explore the park with Laura and Charlie.

Two sisters, Grace and Mary Innis, donated their 37 acre estate and there’s a Sisters’ Garden dedicated to their memory. Either the treehouse or the brick walled Secret Garden might have been Charlie’s favorite place to play.

Looking for pollywogs