July arrived hopefully the summer finally started. The deciduous azaleas are in bloom while the evergreen rhododendrons mostly faded. I have two bushes of very hardy azaleas: the North American breeds 'Northern Light' and 'Mandarin Light'. The 'Northern Light' flowers are abundant, bright white-lemon color and seen from my cottage window. What a pleasure!
The flowers of 'Mandarin Light' variety are red-orange and aren't many, I think this azalea buds were damaged by ice in winter time. Last year this bush was covered with many oranges flowers.
The perennials are in hurry to grow, to bloom and have seeds. So Marguerite popped in free spots of my garden, even near the patio. Poor little rose that I've grown up from the cutting, it has sunk in Marguerite, oh!
I love their simpleness and always take pictures.
At the end I show you the rhododendron 'Pekka' that is still in bloom. This is its third season, I haven't been sure it will flower at once. Lovely light-pink inflorescence cover this bush.
As summer is here, I enjoy it, love sitting on the terrace, having sunbath with a cup of tea or a glass of wine, with clean fingers, set the garden tools aside.