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.


  1. You save the prettiest flower for last! Happy Birthday Rose!

    1. She is just as sweet as she looks. She and Charlotte (her Grandmother) stayed 2 weekends with me and I really enjoyed her. Rose has an older brother and they look almost alike but believe me he does look and is not sweet.
      Ilove him too.


  2. Thanks, you have changed your blog and I can not leave you a message. I did look at yours yesterday.

    1. I do not know how to cut out all of the difficulty of leaving me messages. However your message does appear on my blog thanks.

    2. I don't know what happened.I will try to fix it.