I am declaring my gardening finished for the summer! Well, of course a garden is never really finished. There is always weeding, watering, and primping to be done. But the major work is now completed. So let me give you a tour my gardens.
Yesterday I went to another nursery and bought another bush and some more perennials. This morning I planted them.
At the corner of the garage I have a variety of day lilies. These yellow and red lilies are the showiest of all.
Behind the garage the phlox has begun to bloom.
In the flower boxes under the oak tree in the front I always plant tuberous begonias.
This island in the front yard has a variety of flowers and bushes. There are more day lilies and the geums have appeared here too. There is a dwarf lilac as well as a rose of Sharon. I have creeping phlox (very pretty in the spring), and obedient plants, which will bloom in the late summer.
And there are six rose bushes. After the severe winter a couple years ago I had to replace several of the roses. The past winter was very mild, and they all seem to be doing well.
Heading to the patio at the back of the house, the annuals that I put in pots and in the flower box are all growing.
Last year I bought two jasmine bushes for the patio. I brought them in the house over the winter. They not only survived, but they have gone crazy with long vining shoots. I had to put trellises in the pots. Now I am waiting for them to start blooming.
As I was taking pictures, clouds started rolling in, and we received some much needed rain. So I will continue the garden tour in my next post.