Sunday, August 24, 2014

August Blahs

All the bright Black Eyed Susans are gone.  There are four beds of them and there seem to light up the whole yard.   I really miss them.  How ever I do have a few roses and a couple of beds that are bright.

 This is my mailbox bed, this potato vine is growing
from the pot.   I cut the old blooms from my Phlox and they are beginning to bloom back.  That is a good reason to grow Phlox but they have bloomed and are now in the rebloom stage.  They will bloom until frost. A lot of perennials once they have bloom out do not bloom any more until the next summer.  I have 5 beds of  Phlox so I will have lots of color yet.

You can always count on these two for color all summer.  The Begonias are never without blooms.  I really like the leaves of the copper Begonia  best of all.  I was worried about the sun on the leaves of the Caladium. The 11-00 AM until 2-00 PM are  suppose to be the  hottest time of the day,and that is when the sun is on this bed, also between 4 and 5-00 PM.  

 The Crape Myrtle is beginning to bloom again.  Carrel cuts the old blooms off and it reblooms . How ever he waits a while before he does it.  One year he was nice I only had to ask him one time and it bloomed  three times. I love to see its bright color.
I do not like the mess the falling blooms make, and I do not want the seedlings around the bottom of my tree.

 The Humming Bird is one of my favorite  summer visitors to my yard.  We have five feeders out and I know two are eating at each and there are others fighting to eat with them.
This is my first  picture this year.

This little Rose is turning 4 today.  Happy birthday my sweet Rose.

I hope you enjoyed this new page of my blog.  Thank you for watching my garden grow and bloom, and I hope you grow one of you own.  Happy gardening to you from Carrel and I, Juanita.