throw a garden party!" It's a no-brainer, really. As I was harvesting lavender and weeding beds, I asked myself, "Why should the zinnias, phlox and geraniums have all of the fun in this hot and humid weather being served up for the 4th of July?" So, that's just what I did...I threw a garden party. In fact, I threw a couple of them. And, of course, just whom did I find dipping into the the lavender lemonade and aperitifs before the guests arrived? Well, let's just say it wasn't Tucker, the dog--this time. Thank goodness there was still enough left for the thirty or so people who filtered in and out of the Blooming Hill Gardens throughout the July Fourth afternoon.
devil deer stood in the shadows and spied on us, wondering where the leftovers will be stored.
colorfully-candled chocolate cake and a bright and sunny day. Just look at Kevin and his girlfriend, Lara...both at 20 years-old and full of lots of hopes and dreams...Their futures look so bright I thought I might need a pair of Foster Grants just standing next to them. I'm pretty sure I got a little suntan, to say the very least.
Garden Club garden party time and the roadsides leading to Blooming Hill were laced with Rose of Sharon, wild chicory and, for a little culinary appetizer, wild raspberries that guests were practically in a dead heat with the birds, in order to beat them to a mouthful of juicy, ruby-colored hors d' hoeuvres. What a way to get the party started.
With each celebration this past week, everyone needed a little lavender aperitif to wash down the sweetness of the surrounding floral infused atmosphere. How perfectly wonderful this summer party week has been and what a lovely idea the flowers had by urging me to throw a garden party. I think I'll do it again, very, very soon. The bee balm, cone flower and helianthus (false sunflower) all seem up for another go-around as does the Russian Sage...let's just hope they help clean up!