When we got married in 1969, we bought our first house for $12,000 - we paid more for our first mini van at $18,000! :) It was a restaurant-turned-into-a-home that we lived in for sixteen years and after we moved, became a rental. We eventually sold it and the last family that lived there left a lot of perennials and a few shrubs. This 'Grandiflora' was one of them. It's similiar to 'Annabelle' but has sturdier stems that doesn't drag to the ground when it rains. This is a beautiful addition to the gardens because bouquets can be made from it most of the summer as its flowers turn from apple green to ivory and back to apple green again and can be dried into a lovely bouquet.
I have them scattered around the yard and the only care they take is cutting them back in the fall or spring. I like to cut them back in the fall so the dried flower heads aren't blowing around all winter.
- in the morning light -
- by the playhouse -
- the gazebo -
- the wire basket -
This is my view from MY FAVORITE OUTDOOR SPACE when I take a break from gardening on the swing that's on the back deck under the AKIBIA VINE.
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Tuesday Garden Party
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