Something's gotta give.... I know we've all felt that way at some point. Due to family responsibilities we've spent nearly every weekend since November taking care of one thing or another. And so the thing that "gave" was my garden. I didn't have the time or the energy -- the garden was pretty much left on its own. Spring brought the return of the flowering trees and shrubs which were soon followed by the dependable perennial show.
|The last of the perennials to bloom|
But summer? Well the deer ate every daylily bud the night before they would have bloomed (though you can see the ones at J's townhouse "here").
I finally got around to planting some of the containers in July but the selection was very limited in the garden stores. These haven't really filled out yet although they will continue to grow and bloom through early October.
The concrete containers that hold the New Guinea impatiens are more than 100 years old. They originally belonged to Greg's great-grandmother.
I love the design and the patina that can't be replicated!
This one sits comfortably with faux stone planters.
I love capturing the intricate details of flowers! These almost look like orchids.
These cheerful flowers have graced the houses of everyone in Greg's family since the early 1900's, faithfully divided and passed down. They're plucky little plants, covered in pink.
I love the variegation in lantana flowers, ranging from oranges, corals and pinks to vivid yellows, all on one plant.
These concrete planters also once belonged to Greg's great-grandmother. Love their rectangular shape and design! Thought it was fitting to plant them with her Oxalis.
Deer have been visiting the planters on the front porch. Why are my impatiens tastier than those across the street?! Perhaps I've missed the sign, lol.
I like the French-influenced design of these faux stone planters -- and that they repeat some of the motifs of the concrete planters described above.
I think the blue daze is about to swallow the hydrangea! I moved it here this summer which seems to be more to its liking.
We finally unrolled the outdoor rug we bought last fall. Love the bold design!
And it's pup-approved!
Thanks for joining me in the garden!