I came out of the garage and turned to my right. There is the garden by the drive. As you can see...not much color. The Japanese beetles and summer sun has done a number on my flowers. They have all bloomed but for a much shorter time. The big plant to the left is a clump of Asters. They are so reliable and will add the color I love.
Here we turn to the right across the front of the house and see the mums waiting in the wings. Can't wait for their color this year.
Turning again to the right we see the Black Eyed Susans coming on with their reliable bright color. I have a lot of these...I'm only showing this clump. I think that any daisy type flower is so perky and most are heavy bloomers.Very long lasting.
I have had trouble with Russian Sage lopping over. I happened to have this copper bird bath and thought why not use it as a support for this clump of flowers? It works very well and keeps the R. Sage from lying on the lavender.
Turning the corner we see lots of hostas. The plants are up against the house and get more shade than many places in my hot yard.
A bank of hostas against the deck. I once found the snake in these hostas, so I am extra careful when taking care of these.
Next we see Audra's geraniums. They are planted right in the middle of my Lily of the Valley. I'm bringing them in this winter for some color in the basement.
Gardening has been so hard for me this year. I have done it all myself. I've had to change the way I garden. and also the amount of time I spend each day. I have learned to pace myself and not expect perfection. Well, you don't want to hear about all that complaining...so I'll invite you back tomorrow. This was just part one of my walk. Tomorrow I'll show what you missed today. Tomatoes, and some flowers.