The lawn is littered with leaves from the windstorm last week. The tips of the leaves are starting to change. The sun is still warm but the air feels cooler and the days are getting shorter. Summer is over. I’ve been on a blogging hiatus for the past two months, but thought I would post some garden pictures from the last few months as a last look at the season.
We’ve had so much rain this summer that the vinca outgrew the pots….a bargain that I will definitely be buying again next year.
And the color went nicely with the pink Knock-Out roses.
The dipladenia did well too. Like it’s cousin the mandevilla, it’s a tropical plant which thrived in this year’s sauna-like weather.
Sometimes they looked okay, but sometimes they just had too much rain or not enough sun or something.
The clematis did so well, that for the first time it actually grew over the arch of the arbor.
Sometimes seed packages can be misleading….these look blue and pink to me?
But I got deep purple morning glories and fuchsia zinnias…..
These morning glories turned out pink, but I could have sworn that package was blue too?
My neighbor’s lotus flower was only out for three hours….they have short life-spans….but it was perfection while it bloomed.
A sunny break from all that pink…
More mellow yellow….
The new lavender plants did well, the new rose bushes not so much….
And one last look at the lake…
And also time to plan for next year….
PS. I have no idea why there are two different sizes of font in this post, and some of it showed up as captions? It was all in regular font in the draft version – maybe I’ve been away too long…..