Monday, September 17, 2012

Late Summer Garden Tour


Welcome to my late summer garden tour!

Things always look beautiful at the very end of August and into September. Last fall when we had unseasonably warm weather, things looked good even into October-- we planted lots of plants the week after we lost Trace and they did fine. 

It never ceases to amaze me how my dinky little plants grow and grow all season long...they never stop growing until it freezes. It is just awesome. 

 Before/After



Another before/after

(my russian sage and sweet potato vines totally overran some of my new perennials--will have to move some of them next spring...always learning!)


My zinnias that I started from seeds in May. They are by far my most favorite thing ever...so happy and cheerful and they look good late in the summer when everything else is struggling. They love the hot, dry sun! 

Last fall I picked all my dead flowers for seeds and I remember telling myself that the next summer I wanted my yard to be full of bright flowers to remember my sweet baby by. I am really happy I did that...how can you not be filled with joy by seeing all those happy flowers? 


I still need to update with the other parts of my yard...hopefully I will get to that now that we have these beautiful cool evenings with nice light! :o) 

Thanks for stopping by!

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I'm jealous! I'm not a gardener. I just don't have the gift. Most plants don't survive beibg in my care! Ha.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts with Thumbnails