Wednesday, August 29, 2012

End of August

Those dog days of August have sure been good to us this year.  The temps have been in the 80s and low 90s for most of the month and rain has been scattered through out.  The flower garden is still looking good and the tomato garden is winding down.  We are mulching and clearing out weeds as fast as we can getting ready for fall and winter.  

birdbath planter looking good

dahlias starting to bloom

impatiens on porch still looking great

new concrete mermaid
 found at Home Goods for $10
my best buy of the summer

fallen bird nest in Jane Magnolias

yellow jacket nest I pulled out with weeds

 1 of several yellow jackets
 looking for their nest
I beat a hasty retreat!


rose of sharon
which the bumblebees love

Our project for this weekend is to get Bella's little house painted inside and trim painted outside.  Replace roof shingles and fix the porch all without our little helper.  Wish us luck!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Sandy,
    Gosh, your garden looks great! Everything is just amazing, look at those I love all the flowers, in a way, though summer was a rough one, I'm really going to miss it anyway.

    Glad you didn't get stung by those wasps, they are everywhere this year.

    I voted for Bella, she is such a beautiful little one!