... I wanted to make soaps today. But Noah had a better idea: Tea Time in the garden. How could I resist to such a nice wish. So I went quickly into the garden to see, what's there for a delicious tea time.
The birds have left me some currants. Well, that should be enough for a cake. And until it can be taken out of the oven let's go and have a look what else is going on in the garden.
Okay, that's a bit of a chaos... let's move on quickly.
The hydrangeas are beautiful this year, probably because of the rainy weather we've got since May. However, I'm not going to complain about that because I really don't like hot temperatures.
Endless Summer is really a wonderful Hydrangea. It grows strong, healthy and flowers beautifully. I really can recommend it.
This clematis I planted last year beside the rose New Dawn, that grows since seven year at this rose arch. But New Dawn doesn't seem to like this place, she doesn't flower nicely and this year too the rose rust has plagued it. So this clematis grows lonely at the moment, but the combination would have been lovely, wouldn't it?
This little bee has probably plunged headfirst into work.
Do you remember the strange supports I put into the Hydrangea border in February? Now nothing can be seen of them, the Annabelle hides them well. And for the first time since years, the Annabelle doesn't lay on the ground, hurra!
My favorite Hydrangea is the Oakleaf Hydrangea. Its panicles are a dream and its foliage is getting red in autumn. A real Eye catcher.
They should have been blue those nigellas. But who cares when they are white?
Some Agapanthus flowerd very early this year. But this one here let itself a bit time to unwrap its flowers.
This is a hosta, but don't ask me about its name. After two years I was really thinking whether I should throw it out of my garden or not. Because it didn't have big leaves and nicely arranged like other hostas. No, its foliage came one after one out of the ground, one there and another somewhere else, nothing with a compact bush. But then in the third year, this hosta felt my doubts and fought for its life, it started to flower. I've never seen such a lovely dark lilac and I was so happy about it, that it may stay forever. It even is allowed to spread out. Yes, it won me over.
Let's go back again to the house to see whether the cake is ready or not.
The cake is finished but has to cool down a bit.
Can you remember the geese I've sewn? I wanted to take them at the market but decided then to keep them for myself. They guard now our entrance.
Let's start with preparing the tea time table. This etagere is made from old dishes from the flea market. But I'm not yet happy with it and must change some things on it. For the moment I take it as it is.
This sweet little jug (its Wedgwood by the way... yes, I'm proud of it *LoL*) I found at the flea market too. It will become a perfect vase for the Annabelle.
Yes, that could work.
Noah has already found his place and is waiting that Tea Time starts. "Stop making pictures, woman!"
Just one glance at the cake and yummie... away it is.
Thank you for joining us during tea time! Have a lovely weekend with something delicious between your teeth.
En liebe Gruess / Take care