This time of year, you have to look around to find bits and pieces of color. The grand swath of color that comes in spring is gone. So I took my camera out, looked for those bits and pieces, and played with the close-up lens.
First, here is MLG’s work from yesterday. We are continuing the patchwork path up on the other side of this front bed. I have to say, I LOVE walking on even ground! MLG likes to finish a job in one day. I had to cajole him to stop working halfway through. We will finish it next time.
I don’t have a lot of yard art, but here is one piece I really like.
This begonia is doing really well. I don’t always have such good luck with begonias, so I really appreciate it when they do well. I’ll have to remember that it likes this spot.
These marigolds are finally doing well. They were the first annuals I bought in the spring. But unfortunately, we had a big storm right after I planted them, and it took them all summer to recover!
Just some of the “free” petunias, along with the gone wild salvia. What a nice combo, one that I did not plan.
A little rose.
Gaillardia. LOL, I couldn’t remember the name, and I googled giardia. Umm, no, that’s a stomach virus our dogs used to get.
The Flowering maple (abutilon) is doing very well.
Standing on my head to get a close-up.
This little front bed filled in nicely. I had moved the lantana from somewhere else in the garden, where it was not doing so well. It seems to appreciate being here!
Here’s the other little blue flower in that front bed. Its not as showy, but I love the color, and the bees really seem to appreciate it.
Here’s my new little “firecracker” flower. I had to hold it still, because it was on a long stem and wouldn’t stop waving.
The fringed daisy has put out a new set of blooms. Isn’t this a cool shot? I don’t know how the background came out so dark.
And the honeysuckle vine has bloomed consistently all summer, in spite of being “pruned” on one side by the deer.
Have a wonderful weekend! Here we are having a preview of fall weather, and I am loving it.