I cannot believe another month is at an end. Spring and Summer always goes so fast. Even this trying summer is all but gone now.
Gardening has been such a struggle for the plants this year and for this gardener. With the heat and dry weather the cistern used for watering the plants went dry early and the dragging around of hoses all summer was something I mumbled about under my breath and went on doing. LOL! This was the first summer that I was tired of the garden.
Iceberg Floribunda Rose
While trying to keep the deer at bay from the lilies and other plants they were not the problem this summer but the new bugs and Japanese beetles were out to destroy the garden this year in full force.
The roses are starting to bloom their last blooms for this season reminding me that soon the Fall leaves will be taking their place.
At this time of the year I am usually busy saving seeds for next years plantings but there is so much going on in my life at the present I cannot even think about saving seeds.
Instead my mind is planning where my garden will be next year at this time. Will there be a move in my future soon.
Orange Gerbera Daisies from Seed
Even my blog writing has taken a back seat lately with the changes happening in my life. But it is all good and God has been blessing me so much lately. And I am very thankful.
The daylight hours are getting shorter now and for this gardener it is not a welcoming event. I love the longer days and the evenings spent on the front porch with a newspaper or a good book until darkness takes the reading light away and then I watch the Lightening bugs flicker about in the yard and the field across the road.
A new Fall bloomer in the garden this year is this variegated Liriope.
It is the time now when the container plants are looking tired and terrible and sadly need replacing with some fall blooming plants.
Seems the Morning Glories have just started blooming and now their leaves are turning yellow.
Ligularia’s bloom in the shade of the woodland bed. It has been a challenge to keep them watered and from drooping leaves this summer.
This summer will go down as one which held extremes in the weather for everyone and not only those who live in the states.
I pray all our southern gardeners are safe and ride through this tropical storm from Isaac that it now moving inland.